Table 16_3_6-8c

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_6.8c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons,a by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 63.72.973.44.270.66.570.65.041.85.0
Age1-17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4470.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6467.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSU72.15.5DSUDSU
65 and over50.45.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale62.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female63.43.974.55.363.36.071.76.440.05.6
RaceWhite, single race63.13.276.35.068.46.969.95.541.05.1
Black, single race66.96.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.13.170.95.771.27.470.45.341.25.3
  Non-Hispanic, White62.43.575.98.168.97.969.55.840.15.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black66.96.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races72.85.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school79.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate70.23.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college57.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU40.04.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.62.9DSUDSU76.05.173.64.843.55.1
Not employed76.14.083.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private57.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSU69.66.538.65.5
Public only65.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured93.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan63.83.172.24.768.77.473.04.743.55.6
  Large central metro69.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.85.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro59.86.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan65.45.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan68.46.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.33.074.74.970.37.369.95.240.65.0
Other71.06.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.63.172.04.967.57.173.44.941.05.1
Fair/poor77.94.184.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.03.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.72.785.83.776.35.273.75.142.75.0
U.S. bornYes62.92.973.14.469.36.770.15.240.85.1
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: 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_6-8c: 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_6-8c.html