T16_3_6_1_1

2011 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_3_6.1_1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.564.61.365.21.265.61.263.81.263.71.261.21.1
Age0-1756.34.259.93.563.73.160.13.154.63.658.73.056.63.0
18-4471.41.970.51.870.11.472.71.770.21.568.21.867.21.4
45-6466.52.265.32.166.01.766.11.863.51.864.22.058.61.7
65 and over46.33.543.73.345.03.443.43.148.83.149.33.347.23.1
GenderMale64.32.164.21.864.61.564.91.764.11.863.21.760.21.6
Female65.91.664.81.665.71.466.11.363.61.464.01.562.01.3
RaceWhite, single race64.81.764.61.564.41.464.21.363.91.463.11.460.81.3
Black, single race69.92.666.02.870.32.473.12.062.73.168.72.965.62.8
Asian, single race45.86.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU65.75.781.85.977.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.91.763.21.463.91.363.01.361.91.362.41.359.91.2
  Non-Hispanic, White63.11.962.81.762.81.561.21.561.31.561.21.659.21.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.72.667.32.470.42.472.82.063.43.169.03.065.42.8
Hispanic, all races74.62.572.92.874.72.283.32.078.42.373.72.771.92.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.31.976.32.178.92.078.01.977.52.277.62.173.41.9
Near poor/low76.62.172.52.378.11.979.62.075.52.174.41.973.22.0
Middle69.02.168.62.266.41.765.32.266.42.162.52.364.32.1
High44.03.045.92.944.82.544.22.739.22.344.92.440.41.9
EducationbLess than high school77.92.176.02.178.21.876.62.076.51.678.51.771.82.0
High school graduate72.31.969.62.169.81.969.51.769.72.167.42.064.41.6
At least some college57.12.057.42.056.11.858.91.955.61.855.11.755.21.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.31.766.81.566.51.469.01.564.41.463.71.562.91.3
Not employed74.32.372.22.373.62.072.41.875.32.075.52.066.82.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private55.52.355.71.956.71.657.21.954.41.754.61.654.01.5
Public only72.62.469.32.573.52.572.72.072.02.269.62.465.62.5
Uninsured90.01.489.71.691.51.491.11.388.61.890.31.386.21.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSU45.45.848.35.951.85.152.46.065.75.453.04.5
Medicare and private40.65.038.64.640.94.631.24.141.24.037.44.338.54.1
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan64.21.764.31.465.31.365.31.363.31.463.41.461.11.2
  Large central metro62.72.561.82.466.41.966.82.264.72.061.82.261.12.0
  Large fringe metro61.83.260.42.963.62.361.92.458.72.860.82.955.82.3
  Medium metro68.43.571.02.964.43.265.22.764.62.765.22.364.52.4
  Small metro64.55.067.53.369.23.869.44.168.13.969.93.566.73.3
Nonmetropolitan70.23.065.72.864.62.666.73.166.43.165.33.561.52.3
  Micropolitan70.43.565.93.565.63.265.83.764.93.665.14.559.53.1
  Noncore69.75.765.35.162.43.868.24.768.85.565.84.365.84.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.01.663.41.464.61.263.81.262.31.362.51.359.81.1
Other76.42.775.23.172.03.582.52.879.23.474.82.378.02.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.31.863.51.563.41.463.31.461.51.361.31.460.01.3
Fair/poor71.32.067.82.171.11.872.12.070.81.971.42.265.12.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.22.266.02.364.01.867.32.070.01.968.82.360.52.3
Complex activities70.42.768.42.471.42.270.92.069.62.369.22.663.32.4
Neither basic nor complex activities66.21.765.01.665.41.565.91.463.31.462.71.462.21.3
U.S. bornYes64.61.763.81.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC63.11.459.81.2
No70.43.270.62.7DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC67.72.873.32.6

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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_3_6_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_3_6_1_1.html