Table 16_3_6-2

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_6.2
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 53.82.055.21.656.71.656.01.754.72.052.31.5
Age0-1747.96.151.35.444.34.744.24.544.64.748.54.3
18-4459.62.762.72.366.02.563.42.461.92.758.52.1
45-6455.72.854.22.558.22.558.12.856.02.951.32.2
65 and over20.84.222.73.923.04.224.74.422.74.127.94.3
GenderMale51.52.855.02.454.22.560.12.856.02.652.72.2
Female55.62.455.42.058.51.953.42.253.72.351.92.0
RaceWhite, single race53.92.155.81.855.31.855.11.953.82.252.21.8
Black, single race58.15.155.63.768.13.662.84.961.74.852.34.6
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races52.22.253.81.854.31.854.12.052.52.250.11.7
  Non-Hispanic, White51.62.454.32.052.22.052.42.251.22.549.81.9
  Non-Hispanic, Black61.34.555.83.767.73.664.94.461.44.752.24.7
Hispanic, all races63.45.066.03.773.44.169.73.871.43.470.43.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor72.33.173.52.872.63.272.12.771.52.867.92.9
Near poor/low63.53.768.83.170.22.770.73.664.83.663.63.1
Middle53.34.157.13.156.73.155.32.852.13.252.63.1
High32.23.930.42.830.83.731.02.935.43.132.72.8
EducationbLess than high school64.33.575.82.668.72.770.82.976.12.561.33.2
High school graduate61.03.260.22.763.62.662.83.158.83.459.22.6
At least some college46.62.843.32.449.42.846.22.844.32.745.02.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed56.52.457.72.062.62.257.42.355.92.654.41.8
Not employed61.33.062.43.062.32.870.52.868.52.859.43.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private40.53.042.12.743.52.442.42.541.12.542.72.0
Public only55.33.856.43.858.93.562.13.159.93.450.33.4
Uninsured85.42.489.92.189.11.987.22.491.01.785.52.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan53.72.354.81.856.81.855.51.954.62.352.21.7
  Large central metro48.83.554.33.156.42.856.42.851.13.752.42.8
  Large fringe metro52.74.550.03.557.93.548.33.855.64.646.23.2
  Medium metro60.74.256.94.357.63.558.64.354.63.555.23.1
  Small metro55.25.064.34.653.25.463.64.965.45.261.04.5
Nonmetropolitan54.34.357.34.156.04.058.74.555.14.352.53.1
  Micropolitan53.95.058.15.053.54.955.35.452.85.749.34.5
  NoncoreDSUDSU55.66.760.45.664.07.459.74.959.16.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.72.154.41.753.81.754.01.952.72.150.11.6
Other71.94.964.65.382.43.575.05.073.04.477.82.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.02.453.62.055.81.952.62.050.12.249.71.8
Fair/poor55.63.159.52.658.63.163.12.864.73.058.92.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities47.73.552.53.055.92.961.32.855.93.150.02.9
Complex activities52.23.856.13.058.13.360.92.857.93.452.83.2
Neither basic nor complex activities57.12.356.92.158.92.156.62.355.32.653.51.9

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-2: 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_6-2.html