Table 16_3_6-5b

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_6.5b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.61.363.21.462.81.767.32.472.92.8
Age0-1759.93.559.04.160.54.7DSUDSU63.06.3
18-4470.51.869.12.069.52.469.74.377.83.1
45-6465.32.164.42.263.12.575.74.475.64.6
65 and over43.73.343.13.541.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.21.863.11.961.92.367.84.071.13.4
Female64.81.663.41.863.52.167.03.574.64.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor76.32.175.32.476.12.973.74.380.24.0
Near poor/low72.52.372.22.672.53.171.15.373.84.6
Middle68.62.267.72.568.12.867.05.673.75.6
High45.92.945.43.045.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.02.174.42.577.62.865.45.580.83.7
High school graduate69.62.168.62.366.42.780.33.777.65.1
At least some college57.42.056.82.156.12.465.64.965.66.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.81.565.71.765.72.070.83.774.13.1
Not employed72.22.370.22.668.53.076.05.485.33.7
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.71.955.22.054.82.359.44.660.74.7
Public only69.32.568.92.871.33.463.85.271.24.8
Uninsured89.71.691.01.890.72.191.03.985.63.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only45.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private38.64.639.54.639.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan64.31.462.81.662.02.066.62.773.02.9
  Large central metro61.82.458.92.958.24.062.73.770.93.7
  Large fringe metro60.42.958.53.157.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro71.02.970.83.170.13.5DSUDSU72.77.0
  Small metro67.53.366.33.562.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.72.865.32.766.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan65.93.565.03.466.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore65.35.166.15.364.75.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.41.463.21.562.71.767.52.566.34.4
Other75.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU77.93.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.51.562.21.761.52.068.33.071.83.3
Fair/poor67.82.166.52.366.92.664.65.076.84.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities66.02.365.22.464.32.867.74.5DSUDSU
Complex activities68.42.467.82.567.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.01.663.21.862.42.171.13.475.02.9
U.S. bornYes63.81.463.51.563.01.767.92.666.84.6
No70.62.761.04.7DSUDSUDSUDSU78.33.2

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: 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_6-5b: 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_6-5b.html