Table 16_4_4-2a

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_4.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.13.20.23.00.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.50.9
Age0-171.00.21.10.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.40.23.60.33.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-644.70.34.70.35.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.30.43.20.54.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.70.22.80.22.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.60.23.70.23.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.41.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.60.56.20.63.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low4.30.44.60.42.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.70.22.80.33.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.10.22.30.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.60.44.70.53.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate4.00.34.00.33.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college3.50.23.70.34.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.30.23.30.23.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed6.70.57.30.65.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.50.22.60.22.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only4.00.44.60.52.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured5.10.45.20.55.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.20.83.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.00.52.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public4.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan3.10.23.20.23.00.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.71.0
  Large central metro2.70.32.90.32.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.10.33.20.32.70.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.30.43.40.43.00.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro3.40.33.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.50.33.60.43.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.70.44.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore3.00.53.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.23.50.23.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.70.9
Other1.50.21.60.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.30.12.40.22.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor10.30.710.70.88.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.70.79.80.88.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.71.015.01.211.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities2.80.22.80.23.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.30.23.40.23.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.70.9
No1.90.32.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_4-2a: 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_4-2a.html