Table 16_4_1-2c

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_1.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.00.314.70.913.20.79.70.57.20.4
Age0-175.40.45.40.86.50.95.90.84.10.7
18-4411.60.418.51.416.21.110.60.78.00.7
45-6412.70.529.52.019.81.612.90.98.30.6
65 and over8.60.69.81.511.71.38.31.16.30.9
GenderMale9.10.314.01.112.30.88.90.66.60.5
Female10.80.415.41.014.00.810.50.67.80.5
RaceWhite, single race10.30.316.31.114.10.810.10.57.30.4
Black, single race9.30.511.51.210.81.18.11.07.01.2
Asian, single race5.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSU6.51.83.90.9
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race8.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races10.91.514.43.512.43.47.52.210.92.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races10.20.316.21.014.50.89.90.57.30.4
  Non-Hispanic, White10.60.419.51.416.21.010.50.67.40.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black9.20.511.51.210.81.17.60.97.11.2
Hispanic, all races8.90.610.71.59.41.08.71.16.11.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school13.70.719.51.414.11.210.61.110.21.7
High school graduate11.80.518.91.716.11.211.20.97.40.8
At least some college10.60.423.72.117.31.311.10.77.90.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.90.419.51.616.81.011.00.67.90.5
Not employed16.90.824.41.618.91.713.71.410.51.4
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.10.313.51.710.71.09.00.66.70.4
Public only12.00.711.61.012.81.310.81.516.34.1
Uninsured17.51.024.62.319.31.613.21.414.03.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.31.06.31.812.12.07.62.05.11.4
Medicare and private8.50.89.82.910.02.19.71.57.01.1
Medicare and other public10.61.512.93.014.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan9.90.314.80.913.40.79.60.57.10.4
  Large central metro9.60.411.51.113.41.19.20.87.10.6
  Large fringe metro9.70.517.82.711.81.410.71.27.30.6
  Medium metro10.40.816.82.314.31.59.01.17.41.2
  Small metro10.30.917.62.114.22.19.21.36.41.3
Nonmetropolitan10.50.814.41.912.41.610.21.17.51.2
  Micropolitan11.31.116.62.713.82.011.11.67.11.5
  Noncore9.01.010.22.19.52.18.71.58.51.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.30.316.00.914.20.810.10.57.40.4
Other8.00.710.21.89.61.26.91.04.51.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.40.311.40.911.20.78.30.56.50.4
Fair/poor23.91.030.72.025.21.822.51.918.42.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.61.032.72.423.11.919.91.715.31.7
Complex activities28.71.436.32.531.52.524.82.521.02.9
Neither basic nor complex activities9.70.316.61.213.40.89.60.57.10.4
U.S. bornYes10.00.315.20.913.50.79.90.57.10.4
No9.80.612.61.712.01.48.40.98.11.2

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_1-2c: 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_1-2c.html