Table 16_4_2-2a

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_2.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.70.24.90.23.80.42.80.7DSUDSU5.41.65.11.0
Age0-172.50.32.60.31.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-445.80.36.10.44.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.42.2
45-646.00.46.20.45.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.00.32.90.43.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale4.30.24.50.33.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female5.10.35.30.34.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.81.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor8.00.79.30.95.10.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low6.00.56.40.64.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle4.20.34.40.43.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High3.40.23.50.32.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.90.46.20.54.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate5.50.45.80.54.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college5.10.35.20.35.30.83.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.20.35.30.34.70.62.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSU7.12.0
Not employed8.80.69.70.76.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.70.23.90.32.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.01.5
Public only5.60.46.50.63.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured9.80.710.20.99.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.60.52.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.20.53.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public3.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan4.60.24.80.23.80.42.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.31.1
  Large central metro4.40.34.80.43.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro4.70.44.60.53.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.90.45.10.55.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro4.50.54.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.00.65.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan5.40.85.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore4.20.64.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.25.00.23.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.41.1
Other3.90.54.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.23.90.23.00.42.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU4.01.0
Fair/poor13.30.813.90.99.51.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.40.710.20.810.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.61.114.81.211.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.50.24.70.33.80.51.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes4.70.24.80.23.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.41.1
No4.70.55.40.66.11.62.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2-2a: 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_2-2a.html