Table 16_4_2-2c

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_2.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.70.28.00.76.00.54.20.33.40.2
Age0-172.50.32.70.73.00.62.60.61.70.4
18-445.80.311.11.17.70.85.00.53.90.5
45-646.00.415.91.79.31.15.60.63.90.4
65 and over3.00.3DSUDSU3.80.82.00.53.20.6
GenderMale4.30.27.70.95.90.63.80.43.00.3
Female5.10.38.30.86.00.64.60.53.80.4
RaceWhite, single race4.90.29.30.96.40.64.40.43.50.3
Black, single race3.80.45.10.84.70.83.20.82.20.7
Asian, single race2.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race5.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races5.11.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.80.28.50.76.60.64.30.43.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, White5.10.210.71.17.50.84.70.43.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.70.35.10.84.80.92.70.52.30.7
Hispanic, all races4.20.56.91.43.90.73.60.62.60.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.90.49.51.06.60.93.20.54.11.0
High school graduate5.50.411.01.46.70.85.30.63.20.5
At least some college5.10.314.21.97.71.05.00.53.90.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.20.312.01.38.10.84.90.43.60.3
Not employed8.80.613.31.38.81.16.70.96.11.1
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.70.27.91.44.30.74.10.53.00.3
Public only5.60.45.50.76.20.94.20.9DSUDSU
Uninsured9.80.715.91.810.11.36.30.97.91.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.60.5DSUDSU4.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.80.7
Medicare and other public3.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan4.60.27.90.76.00.54.30.43.30.3
  Large central metro4.40.35.20.66.20.94.40.53.10.4
  Large fringe metro4.70.49.42.15.51.05.21.03.50.4
  Medium metro4.90.49.81.76.51.03.60.63.60.7
  Small metro4.50.510.81.94.81.13.60.72.80.8
Nonmetropolitan5.00.68.61.75.91.13.70.73.90.9
  Micropolitan5.40.810.72.47.01.53.80.93.30.9
  Noncore4.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.60.8DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.28.40.76.50.54.40.43.50.3
Other3.90.56.71.64.10.82.70.6DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.26.10.74.70.53.30.32.90.2
Fair/poor13.30.817.21.712.91.512.51.411.21.6
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.40.715.11.710.71.49.11.28.51.3
Complex activities14.61.118.72.115.62.112.41.711.42.4
Neither basic nor complex activities4.50.29.91.05.80.54.00.43.20.3
U.S. bornYes4.70.28.10.76.00.54.30.43.30.3
No4.70.57.81.55.61.03.80.63.40.8

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: 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_2-2c: 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_2-2c.html