Table 16_3_6-5a

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_6.5a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.61.364.61.566.02.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-1759.93.561.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4470.51.871.52.067.34.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6465.32.164.32.376.04.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over43.73.341.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.21.863.62.067.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female64.81.665.51.864.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor76.32.177.22.473.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low72.52.372.82.670.85.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle68.62.269.62.462.46.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High45.92.945.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.02.178.62.265.45.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate69.62.168.32.476.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college57.42.056.92.365.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.81.567.21.769.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed72.22.371.32.674.75.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.71.955.72.157.64.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only69.32.571.53.063.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured89.71.689.61.787.84.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only45.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private38.64.638.24.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan64.31.464.21.765.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro61.82.462.63.160.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro60.42.960.23.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro71.02.970.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro67.53.363.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.72.866.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan65.93.567.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore65.35.163.95.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.41.463.21.666.02.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other75.23.176.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.51.563.41.866.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor67.82.168.32.464.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities66.02.365.42.667.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities68.42.468.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.01.664.71.869.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes63.81.463.61.666.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No70.62.772.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-5a: 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_6-5a.html