Table 16_4_1-2a

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_4_1.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.00.310.30.39.30.55.50.9DSUDSU8.41.910.91.5
Age0-175.40.45.90.53.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4411.60.412.00.510.90.95.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU18.33.1
45-6412.70.513.00.613.41.25.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over8.60.68.30.712.31.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale9.10.39.40.48.60.74.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSU9.11.9
Female10.80.411.20.410.00.76.41.3DSUDSUDSUDSU12.42.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.70.916.31.111.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.43.5
Near poor/low13.20.714.10.810.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.43.4
Middle9.70.510.10.58.11.06.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSU7.52.2
High7.20.47.30.47.01.23.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSU10.92.8
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school13.70.713.90.813.11.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate11.80.512.20.610.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU18.34.4
At least some college10.60.410.60.512.81.25.81.2DSUDSUDSUDSU12.43.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.90.411.10.411.20.95.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSU14.02.6
Not employed16.90.818.10.913.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.10.38.40.47.20.75.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSU10.32.0
Public only12.00.713.50.99.11.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU11.82.9
Uninsured17.51.018.21.215.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.31.07.91.113.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private8.50.88.20.910.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.61.510.51.913.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan9.90.310.20.49.50.65.50.9DSUDSU9.22.311.01.7
  Large central metro9.60.410.00.610.00.95.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSU9.72.6
  Large fringe metro9.70.59.70.69.11.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU17.75.1
  Medium metro10.40.810.90.99.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro10.30.910.51.08.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan10.50.810.90.98.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan11.31.111.71.28.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore9.01.09.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.30.310.50.49.40.65.51.2DSUDSU8.62.211.41.6
Other8.00.78.70.8DSUDSU5.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.40.38.70.37.90.54.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU9.21.6
Fair/poor23.91.024.91.219.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.61.021.51.120.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities28.71.429.31.722.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities9.70.39.90.410.00.74.80.9DSUDSU9.12.611.12.2
U.S. bornYes10.00.310.20.49.30.65.01.4DSUDSU8.92.210.91.6
No9.80.611.20.910.01.95.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_4_1-2a: 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_4_1-2a.html