Table 16_3_6-5c

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_6.5c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.61.376.32.172.52.368.62.245.92.9
Age0-1759.93.561.86.467.06.562.06.6DSUDSU
18-4470.51.883.22.680.32.970.93.151.04.2
45-6465.32.177.23.178.84.072.43.245.43.9
65 and over43.73.3DSUDSU44.96.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.21.876.23.073.43.168.33.045.63.5
Female64.81.676.32.571.82.868.82.846.13.6
RaceWhite, single race64.61.577.22.472.82.669.62.445.73.2
Black, single race66.02.873.44.270.85.562.46.8DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.21.475.32.472.22.667.72.545.43.0
  Non-Hispanic, White62.81.776.12.972.53.168.12.845.13.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black67.32.473.74.371.15.367.05.6DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races72.92.880.24.073.84.673.75.6DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.02.175.33.479.53.479.34.4DSUDSU
High school graduate69.62.183.03.674.53.669.53.351.35.3
At least some college57.42.079.23.666.34.666.83.241.53.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.81.585.42.880.42.870.42.548.63.1
Not employed72.22.377.02.878.13.976.54.3DSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.71.9DSUDSU71.94.563.72.942.52.9
Public only69.32.570.33.169.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured89.71.692.32.288.92.392.52.6DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only45.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private38.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan64.31.476.72.372.42.769.02.545.73.1
  Large central metro61.82.472.34.267.94.167.74.542.94.9
  Large fringe metro60.42.978.25.074.06.169.95.439.84.4
  Medium metro71.02.979.53.977.94.670.74.9DSUDSU
  Small metro67.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.72.874.55.072.93.966.64.5DSUDSU
  Micropolitan65.93.579.65.374.24.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore65.35.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.41.476.12.372.42.667.52.545.23.0
Other75.23.177.55.573.15.279.54.7DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.51.575.52.873.72.768.62.645.23.0
Fair/poor67.82.177.72.969.34.168.73.449.56.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities66.02.374.73.367.64.570.73.8DSUDSU
Complex activities68.42.474.23.268.54.870.24.9DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.01.681.92.776.32.769.42.545.43.1
U.S. bornYes63.81.476.62.272.32.667.92.444.23.1
No70.62.774.25.973.94.874.05.2DSUDSU

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_6-5c: 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_6-5c.html