Table 16_3_6-1

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 16_3_6.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.61.365.21.265.61.263.81.263.71.261.21.1
Age0-1759.93.563.73.160.13.154.63.658.73.056.63.0
18-4470.51.870.11.472.71.770.21.568.21.867.21.4
45-6465.32.166.01.766.11.863.51.864.22.058.61.7
65 and over43.73.345.03.443.43.148.83.149.33.347.23.1
GenderMale64.21.864.61.564.91.764.11.863.21.760.21.6
Female64.81.665.71.466.11.363.61.464.01.562.01.3
RaceWhite, single race64.61.564.41.464.21.363.91.463.11.460.81.3
Black, single race66.02.870.32.473.12.062.73.168.72.965.62.8
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSU65.75.781.85.977.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.21.463.91.363.01.361.91.362.41.359.91.2
  Non-Hispanic, White62.81.762.81.561.21.561.31.561.21.659.21.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black67.32.470.42.472.82.063.43.169.03.065.42.8
Hispanic, all races72.92.874.72.283.32.078.42.373.72.771.92.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor76.32.178.92.078.01.977.52.277.62.173.41.9
Near poor/low72.52.378.11.979.62.075.52.174.41.973.22.0
Middle68.62.266.41.765.32.266.42.162.52.364.32.1
High45.92.944.82.544.22.739.22.344.92.440.41.9
EducationbLess than high school76.02.178.21.876.62.076.51.678.51.771.82.0
High school graduate69.62.169.81.969.51.769.72.167.42.064.41.6
At least some college57.42.056.11.858.91.955.61.855.11.755.21.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.81.566.51.469.01.564.41.463.71.562.91.3
Not employed72.22.373.62.072.41.875.32.075.52.066.82.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private55.71.956.71.657.21.954.41.754.61.654.01.5
Public only69.32.573.52.572.72.072.02.269.62.465.62.5
Uninsured89.71.691.51.491.11.388.61.890.31.386.21.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only45.45.848.35.951.85.152.46.065.75.453.04.5
Medicare and private38.64.640.94.631.24.141.24.037.44.338.54.1
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan64.31.465.31.365.31.363.31.463.41.461.11.2
  Large central metro61.82.466.41.966.82.264.72.061.82.261.12.0
  Large fringe metro60.42.963.62.361.92.458.72.860.82.955.82.3
  Medium metro71.02.964.43.265.22.764.62.765.22.364.52.4
  Small metro67.53.369.23.869.44.168.13.969.93.566.73.3
Nonmetropolitan65.72.864.62.666.73.166.43.165.33.561.52.3
  Micropolitan65.93.565.63.265.83.764.93.665.14.559.53.1
  Noncore65.35.162.43.868.24.768.85.565.84.365.84.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.41.464.61.263.81.262.31.362.51.359.81.1
Other75.23.172.03.582.52.879.23.474.82.378.02.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.51.563.41.463.31.461.51.361.31.460.01.3
Fair/poor67.82.171.11.872.12.070.81.971.42.265.12.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities66.02.364.01.867.32.070.01.968.82.360.52.3
Complex activities68.42.471.42.270.92.069.62.369.22.663.32.4
Neither basic nor complex activities65.01.665.41.565.91.463.31.462.71.462.21.3

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_3_6-1.html