T16_3_6_1_2d

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_2d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 2008
  TotalaLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.31.477.92.172.31.957.12.0
Age18-4471.31.983.83.475.62.763.52.8
45-6466.52.281.52.776.42.753.53.3
65 and over46.23.554.15.6DSUDSU41.95.3
GenderMale64.72.076.73.673.32.553.02.9
Female67.51.679.12.271.62.460.22.5
RaceWhite, single race65.61.680.42.570.82.256.12.2
Black, single race72.32.666.15.379.92.969.64.9
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races64.81.676.52.671.02.056.32.1
  Non-Hispanic, White63.71.779.03.169.02.455.32.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black72.82.667.55.279.92.969.55.0
Hispanic, all races78.52.782.93.084.84.267.35.4
Family incomebNegative/poor81.11.981.52.586.43.074.34.3
Near poor/low77.72.280.63.577.73.575.33.9
Middle70.22.183.33.769.33.765.53.2
High44.82.8DSUDSU57.74.740.03.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.21.783.33.176.02.257.32.3
Not employed74.42.382.03.076.03.765.64.7
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private56.82.273.85.568.13.048.32.6
Public only76.32.478.24.076.23.773.86.3
Uninsured90.21.593.31.889.42.788.72.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.01.678.32.372.52.254.82.2
  Large central metro62.82.373.83.774.73.851.73.6
  Large fringe metro61.33.289.23.369.34.245.74.0
  Medium metro71.02.877.03.979.43.863.73.9
  Small metro66.34.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan72.93.076.45.571.33.872.04.4
  Micropolitan73.43.5DSUDSU68.24.3DSUDSU
  Noncore71.75.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.01.575.92.671.42.056.62.1
Other78.72.886.22.783.94.264.95.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.41.777.13.171.42.555.72.2
Fair/poor71.62.079.22.574.83.862.34.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.32.270.43.772.54.160.14.1
Complex activities70.32.772.34.074.75.264.85.3
Neither basic nor complex activities66.11.782.52.572.52.456.42.4
U.S. bornYes65.71.576.72.671.02.057.62.2
No70.63.282.73.284.83.852.65.6

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_3_6_1_2d: 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_2d.html