Table 16_3_6-8a

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_6.8a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 63.72.963.13.266.96.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age1-17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4470.53.168.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6467.83.268.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over50.45.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale62.93.662.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female63.43.963.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor73.44.276.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low70.66.568.46.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle70.65.069.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High41.85.041.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school79.83.283.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate70.23.366.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college57.53.356.83.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.62.965.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed76.14.075.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private57.84.356.34.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only65.35.065.06.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured93.21.794.01.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan63.83.163.63.463.06.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro69.34.569.75.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.85.857.66.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro59.86.756.76.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.45.663.66.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan68.46.466.97.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.33.063.03.366.96.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other71.06.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.63.159.83.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor77.94.181.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.63.473.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.03.866.64.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.72.765.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes62.92.962.33.366.46.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No81.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using six age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

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 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.

d 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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-8a: 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_6-8a.html