Table 16_3_6-7c

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_6.7c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 77.482.62.579.62.681.82.363.74.3
Age0-1773.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4482.384.63.384.83.287.02.7DSUDSU
45-6478.389.12.984.84.781.23.662.25.7
65 and over53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale77.483.83.678.63.583.12.863.25.2
Female77.581.83.180.53.380.73.064.25.3
RaceWhite, single race78.284.22.980.92.883.02.363.24.9
Black, single race74.576.55.073.27.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races76.681.62.980.73.080.32.763.04.7
  Non-Hispanic, White77.283.33.682.43.481.52.962.35.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black74.576.15.173.77.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races82.488.23.475.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school82.479.64.283.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate83.991.12.884.13.586.13.1DSUDSU
At least some college70.9DSUDSU72.55.677.63.756.74.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed79.490.92.585.63.182.92.564.04.3
Not employed84.082.63.582.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private72.6DSUDSU79.95.078.73.261.54.7
Public only75.476.73.875.35.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured92.394.42.590.72.596.62.0DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan77.383.32.778.82.882.22.563.34.5
  Large central metro73.977.04.973.64.378.94.7DSUDSU
  Large fringe metro76.1DSUDSUDSUDSU82.55.2DSUDSU
  Medium metro80.5DSUDSU86.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan78.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan77.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish77.181.82.880.53.081.62.563.54.5
Other80.1DSUDSU75.85.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.782.03.382.32.880.12.762.54.6
Fair/poor79.983.73.170.26.188.53.2DSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities80.483.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities81.183.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities77.587.02.681.83.182.22.660.74.6
U.S. bornYes77.481.52.879.83.081.12.465.34.6
No78.0DSUDSU79.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-7c: 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_6-7c.html