T16_3_6_1_2c

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_2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.578.31.976.62.169.02.144.03.0
Age0-1756.34.261.66.167.27.960.66.1DSUDSU
18-4471.41.985.02.783.02.771.23.449.84.1
45-6466.52.280.33.178.33.474.82.945.24.2
65 and over46.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.32.178.63.077.62.970.33.141.33.9
Female65.91.678.12.375.82.667.82.646.53.3
RaceWhite, single race64.81.782.62.377.62.568.32.342.43.2
Black, single race69.92.662.85.274.64.374.84.7DSUDSU
Asian, single race45.86.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.91.778.22.176.52.467.92.343.43.1
  Non-Hispanic, White63.11.983.12.677.33.167.12.541.83.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.72.663.35.276.24.375.54.7DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races74.62.578.95.176.83.075.24.4DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school77.92.181.52.580.63.583.33.7DSUDSU
High school graduate72.31.986.43.077.73.569.33.757.74.7
At least some college57.12.074.34.375.33.965.53.240.03.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.31.787.62.981.42.873.22.547.03.3
Not employed74.32.379.12.880.44.272.05.3DSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.52.3DSUDSU69.54.664.52.842.43.5
Public only72.62.471.43.475.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured90.01.492.22.391.12.790.42.8DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan64.21.777.12.176.72.368.72.343.43.2
  Large central metro62.72.571.34.173.73.269.44.039.55.3
  Large fringe metro61.83.277.55.082.94.968.44.337.24.4
  Medium metro68.43.580.63.275.75.676.64.151.66.8
  Small metro64.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan70.23.083.94.076.15.569.84.4DSUDSU
  Micropolitan70.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore69.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.01.677.82.076.62.467.62.343.43.1
Other76.42.782.54.476.53.682.04.6DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.31.878.82.476.12.568.22.342.53.3
Fair/poor71.32.077.53.178.23.571.34.2DSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.22.274.63.176.63.860.44.654.85.4
Complex activities70.42.777.23.473.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.21.785.82.478.32.772.22.344.03.1
U.S. bornYes64.61.778.32.076.52.368.62.343.73.1
No70.43.278.25.376.84.571.85.3DSUDSU

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_3_6_1_2c: 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_2c.html