Table 16_4_4-2c

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_4.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.15.60.54.30.42.70.22.10.2
Age0-171.00.21.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.40.26.70.95.30.72.40.32.50.3
45-644.70.312.61.46.91.05.20.62.60.3
65 and over3.30.45.21.24.70.82.70.82.20.5
GenderMale2.70.25.40.73.70.52.20.31.80.2
Female3.60.25.80.54.80.43.20.32.50.3
RaceWhite, single race3.20.26.20.64.60.42.80.32.30.2
Black, single race3.00.33.80.72.80.53.10.6DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races3.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.40.26.70.65.20.52.90.32.20.2
  Non-Hispanic, White3.60.28.30.96.00.63.10.32.30.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.00.33.90.72.90.53.10.6DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races1.70.22.60.61.50.21.40.3DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.60.46.10.85.50.83.70.7DSUDSU
High school graduate4.00.39.51.34.80.73.50.42.10.4
At least some college3.50.210.01.46.50.93.00.42.70.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.30.26.91.05.60.62.90.32.40.3
Not employed6.70.510.31.16.41.06.10.83.90.9
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.50.24.71.03.10.52.60.32.10.2
Public only4.00.43.90.64.60.83.50.7DSUDSU
Uninsured5.10.410.21.45.50.82.80.5DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.20.8DSUDSU5.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.82.90.7
Medicare and other public4.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan3.10.25.80.64.30.42.50.22.10.2
  Large central metro2.70.33.90.74.30.82.10.32.00.3
  Large fringe metro3.10.36.91.74.10.93.10.52.30.3
  Medium metro3.30.47.31.34.40.72.40.42.20.5
  Small metro3.40.37.91.44.41.02.60.5DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.50.34.60.84.20.73.50.62.40.6
  Micropolitan3.70.45.31.24.60.93.40.8DSUDSU
  Noncore3.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.60.9DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.26.50.65.00.42.90.22.20.2
Other1.50.22.40.61.70.41.00.3DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.30.13.90.53.10.41.90.21.80.2
Fair/poor10.30.713.91.510.81.410.11.36.81.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.70.716.01.710.71.59.31.25.41.0
Complex activities14.71.018.02.016.52.213.81.89.72.0
Neither basic nor complex activities2.80.25.90.83.70.42.30.22.10.2
U.S. bornYes3.30.26.20.54.70.42.90.22.20.2
No1.90.32.60.72.30.51.60.4DSUDSU

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_4-2c: 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_4-2c.html