T16_3_6_1_2b

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_2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.563.91.763.11.970.72.674.62.5
Age0-1756.34.256.45.057.06.2DSUDSU56.15.7
18-4471.41.969.62.069.12.374.83.682.33.0
45-6466.52.265.82.464.92.672.34.074.84.1
65 and over46.33.544.93.741.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.32.162.82.362.12.668.23.573.53.4
Female65.91.664.81.863.92.072.53.475.93.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.31.978.22.183.12.663.35.278.95.1
Near poor/low76.62.176.52.477.33.176.24.376.83.0
Middle69.02.167.92.367.12.575.54.775.24.4
High44.03.043.43.141.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school77.92.176.52.679.03.167.55.282.93.0
High school graduate72.31.971.02.069.02.479.92.984.84.2
At least some college57.12.056.32.155.32.369.55.067.35.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.31.765.61.964.62.175.33.479.72.9
Not employed74.32.373.72.674.63.169.94.779.54.9
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.52.355.22.554.42.668.85.259.95.1
Public only72.62.473.52.577.83.159.75.066.86.0
Uninsured90.01.489.71.790.32.189.52.990.92.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.65.039.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan64.21.762.71.961.52.169.82.874.12.7
  Large central metro62.72.559.63.158.43.863.54.775.54.1
  Large fringe metro61.83.260.03.458.63.876.74.877.75.5
  Medium metro68.43.567.93.966.54.474.15.273.23.8
  Small metro64.55.065.04.963.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan70.23.069.63.169.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan70.43.569.73.670.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore69.75.769.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.01.664.21.763.01.970.62.661.25.5
Other76.42.755.27.6DSUDSUDSUDSU83.72.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.31.861.92.060.92.270.72.873.62.9
Fair/poor71.32.070.52.370.52.870.54.777.63.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.22.267.72.366.92.771.54.6DSUDSU
Complex activities70.42.771.12.870.93.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.21.763.91.962.62.173.73.181.72.6
U.S. bornYes64.61.764.51.763.51.969.82.865.44.3
No70.43.254.25.9DSUDSUDSUDSU82.32.6

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.

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_3_6_1_2b: 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_2b.html