Table 16_4_4-2b

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_4.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.13.40.23.60.23.00.31.70.2
Age0-171.00.21.00.21.10.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.40.23.80.34.10.33.10.51.70.3
45-644.70.34.90.34.90.45.40.82.90.6
65 and over3.30.43.30.43.20.54.81.0DSUDSU
GenderMale2.70.22.90.23.10.22.80.51.50.3
Female3.60.23.90.24.10.33.30.41.90.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.60.56.70.68.30.93.90.72.60.6
Near poor/low4.30.45.20.56.00.62.90.51.50.2
Middle2.70.22.90.33.10.33.10.61.40.3
High2.10.22.20.22.30.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.60.45.40.56.00.74.00.82.70.5
High school graduate4.00.34.30.34.30.44.00.61.70.5
At least some college3.50.23.70.23.90.34.30.71.50.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.30.23.50.23.60.33.60.51.90.3
Not employed6.70.57.60.68.50.75.11.02.60.6
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.50.22.60.22.80.22.40.41.20.3
Public only4.00.45.10.56.70.82.40.51.40.3
Uninsured5.10.46.40.66.90.85.51.02.40.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.20.83.10.83.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.00.53.10.52.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public4.91.15.71.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan3.10.23.40.23.60.23.00.31.60.2
  Large central metro2.70.33.30.33.80.53.00.51.10.2
  Large fringe metro3.10.33.30.33.40.42.80.72.00.5
  Medium metro3.30.43.50.43.60.43.10.92.20.6
  Small metro3.40.33.40.33.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.50.33.50.43.70.43.10.7DSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.70.43.90.44.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore3.00.52.90.52.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.23.50.23.60.23.10.31.90.4
Other1.50.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.60.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.30.12.50.22.70.22.30.31.10.2
Fair/poor10.30.711.10.811.90.98.01.36.11.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.70.710.00.810.20.99.01.56.11.5
Complex activities14.71.015.41.115.91.312.12.06.92.1
Neither basic nor complex activities2.80.22.90.23.00.23.20.41.80.2
U.S. bornYes3.30.23.50.23.60.23.10.31.30.3
No1.90.31.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSU2.20.3

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.

 

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