Table 16_4_4-2d

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_4.2d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.90.24.60.44.00.33.50.2
Age18-443.50.23.80.53.60.43.30.3
45-644.70.36.41.04.90.54.20.4
65 and over3.30.44.40.93.20.62.80.5
GenderMale3.30.24.10.53.40.42.90.3
Female4.40.25.00.64.50.44.20.3
RaceWhite, single race3.90.24.70.54.00.33.70.3
Black, single race4.10.43.90.83.90.64.30.7
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races5.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.10.25.40.54.30.33.70.2
  Non-Hispanic, White4.30.26.00.74.30.43.90.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black4.10.44.00.84.00.64.30.7
Hispanic, all races2.10.32.70.51.70.51.50.4
Family incomebNegative/poor8.20.76.10.89.51.310.01.4
Near poor/low5.50.55.50.84.80.76.50.9
Middle3.30.33.70.73.50.43.00.4
High2.50.2DSUDSU2.10.42.70.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.30.23.40.53.30.33.20.3
Not employed6.80.57.00.87.50.96.10.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.00.23.30.63.40.32.80.2
Public only7.90.85.41.17.31.312.51.8
Uninsured5.70.55.80.85.00.86.50.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.00.5DSUDSU3.40.82.60.6
Medicare and other public5.01.24.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan3.80.24.30.44.00.33.50.2
  Large central metro3.40.33.40.73.40.43.40.4
  Large fringe metro3.80.44.60.94.00.73.50.4
  Medium metro4.30.55.30.94.20.73.90.5
  Small metro4.00.44.61.04.80.93.30.6
Nonmetropolitan4.20.45.91.04.00.63.60.6
  Micropolitan4.50.56.61.54.20.83.70.7
  Noncore3.80.64.71.13.50.93.40.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.10.25.50.54.20.33.70.2
Other1.90.32.20.4DSUDSU1.50.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.80.22.90.42.90.32.80.2
Fair/poor10.90.79.91.210.71.212.01.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.80.710.01.29.41.110.01.1
Complex activities14.91.113.51.915.61.715.21.7
Neither basic nor complex activities2.80.22.90.42.80.32.70.2
U.S. bornYes4.20.25.50.54.20.33.80.3
No2.00.32.40.5DSUDSU1.60.4

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_4-2d: 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_4-2d.html