Table 16_3_6-6d

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_6.6d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 54.61.964.33.561.03.246.62.8
Age18-4459.52.772.44.862.74.251.54.2
45-6455.62.865.86.065.04.946.83.9
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale52.92.967.24.659.05.040.54.5
Female55.92.460.95.362.53.850.43.4
RaceWhite, single race54.72.166.83.860.83.746.03.0
Black, single race60.34.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53.02.160.64.560.13.646.32.9
  Non-Hispanic, White52.62.463.25.358.84.145.53.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black62.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races66.04.574.55.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor72.73.167.25.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low65.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle53.93.8DSUDSU53.96.154.15.4
High34.04.1DSUDSUDSUDSU31.24.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed56.52.574.15.160.84.148.43.4
Not employed61.23.063.84.770.14.952.45.2
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private40.32.9DSUDSU47.45.234.63.6
Public only57.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured85.72.480.15.387.63.388.23.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan54.52.264.54.061.73.846.63.1
  Large central metro50.23.4DSUDSUDSUDSU42.64.6
  Large fringe metro53.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSU43.95.0
  Medium metro61.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro55.05.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan55.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan55.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish52.82.160.34.260.33.445.52.9
Other72.84.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.42.464.65.158.74.047.23.4
Fair/poor57.13.163.94.865.64.544.95.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities47.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSU46.65.6
Complex activities51.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities57.12.373.94.063.03.947.93.4
U.S. bornYes53.42.162.84.360.23.445.33.0
No63.04.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_6-6d: 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_6-6d.html