Table 16_3_6-8b

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_6.8b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons,a by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 63.72.963.13.162.43.566.96.172.85.5
Age1-17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4470.53.170.13.367.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6467.83.266.63.467.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over50.45.048.55.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale62.93.663.33.962.84.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female63.43.961.14.560.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor73.44.270.95.775.98.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low70.66.571.27.468.97.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle70.65.070.45.369.55.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
High41.85.041.25.340.15.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school79.83.279.83.584.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate70.23.370.73.467.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college57.53.356.63.455.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.62.965.93.064.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed76.14.075.34.374.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private57.84.357.94.556.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only65.35.064.75.964.17.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured93.21.794.11.895.31.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan63.83.162.83.562.44.063.06.474.36.5
  Large central metro69.34.567.45.467.66.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.85.856.16.056.96.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro59.86.764.67.761.89.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.45.666.06.563.87.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan68.46.470.46.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.33.062.93.262.63.566.96.1DSUDSU
Other71.06.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.63.160.43.359.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor77.94.169.09.374.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.63.472.73.572.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.03.866.23.965.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.72.764.42.963.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes62.92.963.23.162.73.566.46.1DSUDSU
No81.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: 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_6-8b: 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_6-8b.html