Table 16_3_6-4

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_6.4
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.02.167.81.868.42.171.61.771.11.965.81.8
Age0-17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4470.53.174.82.778.93.079.72.076.42.872.92.3
45-6467.43.268.62.668.12.669.02.673.22.861.63.2
65 and over53.25.848.94.746.25.363.94.555.35.356.34.8
GenderMale63.13.264.32.664.23.468.83.171.92.858.93.1
Female68.12.670.02.070.72.373.32.170.62.270.32.0
RaceWhite, single race65.22.366.52.166.72.469.02.068.82.364.72.0
Black, single race70.34.776.53.576.73.782.13.084.32.877.44.6
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races65.22.266.81.966.12.370.01.970.91.964.32.0
  Non-Hispanic, White64.22.565.12.263.72.766.52.268.32.462.92.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.34.776.53.676.43.882.43.084.72.877.54.6
Hispanic, all races74.85.278.44.688.02.885.42.872.45.179.64.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.83.177.92.979.93.184.12.880.73.072.43.2
Near poor/low70.84.577.93.178.42.981.63.180.32.976.43.3
Middle71.83.566.23.266.63.470.93.068.63.868.93.6
High44.34.152.14.350.34.950.03.956.53.845.93.6
EducationbLess than high school78.53.875.13.079.23.285.22.483.52.477.22.9
High school graduate69.23.471.82.972.03.177.72.772.42.867.23.1
At least some college60.23.261.33.061.23.361.92.963.82.958.43.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.42.870.32.572.72.672.32.172.72.567.72.5
Not employed74.13.675.02.875.32.678.42.779.22.868.13.9
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private58.13.164.62.763.83.162.22.464.02.960.02.8
Public only66.84.874.13.471.13.183.72.980.53.164.64.4
Uninsured90.82.284.33.189.62.291.92.188.52.592.92.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan65.02.367.51.966.12.570.51.969.02.365.22.1
  Large central metro66.94.766.53.265.13.970.73.063.83.962.23.7
  Large fringe metro56.34.765.14.464.63.967.33.770.84.459.63.9
  Medium metro70.33.866.73.665.05.671.64.271.13.870.83.8
  Small metroDSUDSU78.54.876.35.6DSUDSU75.26.474.95.2
Nonmetropolitan70.64.369.34.278.73.376.44.479.84.268.23.8
  Micropolitan72.14.966.75.877.34.174.34.978.75.565.84.8
  NoncoreDSUDSU74.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.52.267.31.867.02.270.21.870.02.064.61.9
Other74.36.078.65.586.74.694.02.184.03.883.94.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.42.764.22.365.72.767.32.265.62.563.62.3
Fair/poor73.03.075.42.673.32.979.02.680.82.269.92.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities68.53.369.62.668.13.174.92.676.92.567.13.2
Complex activities66.03.977.62.970.12.876.22.977.83.069.93.0
Neither basic nor complex activities67.42.766.62.569.52.972.02.269.52.465.82.5

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_6-4: 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_6-4.html