Table 16_3_6-8d

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_6.8d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons,a by education,b United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.32.179.83.270.23.357.53.3
Age18-4470.53.1DSUDSU78.24.858.74.9
45-6468.03.2DSUDSU66.65.266.04.3
65 and over50.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale62.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSU55.25.3
Female68.52.885.93.273.74.059.44.2
RaceWhite, single race65.32.483.53.266.73.956.83.7
Black, single race74.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races65.42.379.83.570.73.456.63.4
  Non-Hispanic, White64.12.684.83.367.24.055.83.8
  Non-Hispanic, Black74.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races80.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor81.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low74.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle71.14.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High43.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSU40.04.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.72.9DSUDSU71.74.360.04.0
Not employed76.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private58.63.4DSUDSU64.65.250.44.4
Public only74.34.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured90.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan64.82.378.43.768.83.557.13.5
  Large central metro68.94.1DSUDSUDSUDSU62.15.7
  Large fringe metro56.45.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro66.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan74.84.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan73.86.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.72.278.53.570.43.457.43.4
OtherDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.42.781.83.565.84.355.63.9
Fair/poor75.32.881.54.480.33.666.35.0
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.62.779.74.266.84.259.64.1
U.S. bornYes65.92.278.43.670.83.357.13.4
No75.45.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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

b 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.

c 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.

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-8d: 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_6-8d.html