Table 16_4_2-2b

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_2.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.70.24.80.25.10.23.70.34.20.5
Age0-172.50.32.40.32.70.41.20.32.70.6
18-445.80.35.90.46.40.54.60.65.10.6
45-646.00.46.10.46.30.45.40.85.40.9
65 and over3.00.33.00.43.00.43.20.8DSUDSU
GenderMale4.30.24.40.24.70.33.60.53.60.5
Female5.10.35.10.35.40.33.70.44.90.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor8.00.78.50.710.71.15.10.86.91.4
Near poor/low6.00.56.60.67.50.84.80.93.90.7
Middle4.20.34.30.44.70.42.70.53.60.6
High3.40.23.40.33.60.32.30.72.60.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.90.46.40.57.10.74.60.84.80.7
High school graduate5.50.45.60.45.90.54.00.65.41.0
At least some college5.10.35.20.35.30.35.30.84.60.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.20.35.20.35.40.34.50.64.90.6
Not employed8.80.69.30.610.60.86.41.16.21.0
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.70.23.80.24.00.32.60.43.20.5
Public only5.60.46.50.68.70.93.40.63.30.7
Uninsured9.80.711.10.912.31.18.51.57.01.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.60.52.60.62.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.20.53.30.53.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public3.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan4.60.24.70.25.00.33.70.34.10.4
  Large central metro4.40.34.60.35.60.53.40.53.70.5
  Large fringe metro4.70.44.80.54.80.53.60.73.71.0
  Medium metro4.90.44.90.45.00.55.61.15.21.2
  Small metro4.50.54.40.64.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.00.64.90.65.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan5.40.85.20.75.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore4.20.64.20.74.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.24.90.25.10.33.70.34.00.5
Other3.90.52.70.7DSUDSUDSUDSU4.40.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.23.70.23.90.22.80.33.60.5
Fair/poor13.30.814.10.915.01.19.61.49.41.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.40.710.60.710.40.810.01.87.71.8
Complex activities14.61.115.01.115.21.311.32.110.62.7
Neither basic nor complex activities4.50.24.40.24.70.33.70.54.70.5
U.S. bornYes4.70.24.80.25.00.33.50.33.50.5
No4.70.54.30.65.71.26.51.75.10.8

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_2-2b: 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_2-2b.html