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.
65 and over8.
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.70.916.
Near poor/low13.20.714.10.810.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.43.4
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.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.90.411.10.411.
Not employed16.90.818.10.913.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.
Public only12.00.713.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.
Medicare and private8.
Medicare and other public10.61.510.51.913.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan9.90.310.
  Large central metro9.60.410.00.610.
  Large fringe metro9.
  Medium metro10.40.810.
  Small metro10.30.910.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.30.310.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.
Complex activities28.71.429.31.722.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities9.
U.S. bornYes10.00.310.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.