Table 16_4_1-2b

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_1.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.00.310.20.310.60.49.20.58.90.6
Age0-175.40.45.40.56.20.63.20.65.40.7
18-4411.60.411.80.512.30.610.60.910.60.9
45-6412.70.512.90.613.10.613.41.211.51.1
65 and over8.60.68.60.68.20.712.51.68.71.8
GenderMale9.10.39.30.49.70.48.60.78.20.7
Female10.80.411.00.411.50.59.70.79.60.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.70.916.21.019.51.411.51.210.71.5
Near poor/low13.20.714.50.816.21.010.81.19.41.0
Middle9.70.59.90.510.50.67.60.98.71.1
High7.20.47.30.47.40.57.11.26.11.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school13.70.715.30.916.11.113.21.410.40.9
High school graduate11.80.511.80.612.30.79.70.911.81.4
At least some college10.60.410.60.410.70.512.81.29.81.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.90.411.00.411.20.511.10.910.30.8
Not employed16.90.817.80.919.61.113.61.612.71.5
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.10.38.30.48.60.47.10.76.90.8
Public only12.00.714.00.917.71.59.11.17.40.9
Uninsured17.51.019.51.321.51.615.41.813.31.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.31.08.21.07.81.213.53.0DSUDSU
Medicare and private8.50.88.50.98.20.910.22.4DSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.61.511.31.911.52.514.03.5DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan9.90.310.10.310.60.49.30.58.80.6
  Large central metro9.60.410.00.511.00.79.60.88.50.7
  Large fringe metro9.70.59.80.69.80.69.11.18.51.6
  Medium metro10.40.810.40.811.00.99.41.310.01.7
  Small metro10.30.910.41.010.61.18.31.89.22.4
Nonmetropolitan10.50.810.50.910.90.98.21.9DSUDSU
  Micropolitan11.31.111.31.111.71.28.62.4DSUDSU
  Noncore9.01.09.11.09.41.0DSUDSU8.31.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.30.310.40.310.70.49.30.59.00.8
Other8.00.76.21.07.31.9DSUDSU8.80.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.40.38.50.38.90.47.70.57.70.6
Fair/poor23.91.025.11.126.51.420.12.018.11.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.61.022.11.022.11.221.12.415.22.3
Complex activities28.71.429.81.530.61.822.92.916.83.0
Neither basic nor complex activities9.70.39.60.49.80.49.90.710.30.8
U.S. bornYes10.00.310.30.310.60.49.10.57.40.7
No9.80.68.80.811.41.710.22.010.91.0

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: 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_4_1-2b: 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_1-2b.html