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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_4_1.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.20.310.00.311.70.411.40.411.00.311.00.310.90.3
Age0-174.70.45.40.46.00.46.30.55.50.36.60.45.70.3
18-4411.50.511.60.413.50.513.00.512.90.512.80.513.10.4
45-6414.30.612.70.515.20.514.40.614.20.613.80.613.80.5
65 and over8.90.68.60.610.50.810.60.69.60.69.20.69.30.6
GenderMale9.40.49.10.310.20.49.90.49.40.49.20.49.70.3
Female11.00.410.80.413.10.412.80.512.50.412.70.412.00.3
RaceWhite, single race10.60.410.30.311.70.411.50.411.00.311.00.411.10.3
Black, single race9.20.69.30.512.20.711.10.811.40.711.60.89.80.6
Asian, single race6.10.85.50.96.41.07.01.15.00.76.81.06.20.9
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU19.75.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race10.22.48.41.916.63.716.23.114.32.915.94.013.62.4
Multiple races12.72.010.91.517.22.216.32.118.01.816.72.017.52.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races10.70.410.20.312.10.411.70.411.30.411.30.411.20.3
  Non-Hispanic, White11.20.410.60.412.30.412.00.411.50.411.40.411.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black9.30.69.20.512.20.711.10.811.30.811.60.89.80.6
Hispanic, all races7.60.68.90.69.30.69.70.69.00.69.00.68.90.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.60.814.70.915.40.816.50.816.50.816.40.916.40.8
Near poor/low13.10.713.20.714.60.814.70.814.10.714.70.714.00.6
Middle9.30.59.70.512.80.711.70.611.20.510.90.610.20.4
High8.10.47.20.48.20.57.80.47.40.47.50.48.20.4
EducationbLess than high school14.50.813.70.715.90.716.00.816.00.714.70.614.40.6
High school graduate12.30.611.80.514.50.613.10.613.10.612.70.611.90.4
At least some college11.10.410.60.412.20.512.00.511.50.511.50.412.50.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.80.410.90.413.20.512.60.512.10.412.20.412.60.3
Not employed16.20.816.90.818.40.917.50.818.80.817.00.816.50.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private8.40.38.10.310.00.49.30.49.10.49.20.49.40.3
Public only12.70.712.00.713.10.813.50.714.30.814.50.713.60.7
Uninsured17.21.117.51.019.51.020.61.018.70.918.41.018.00.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.20.98.31.010.41.213.11.38.80.99.31.011.41.2
Medicare and private9.31.08.50.89.90.98.90.89.70.98.80.87.70.7
Medicare and other public12.61.710.61.513.71.614.11.911.41.711.21.611.81.6
Residence locationcMetropolitan10.20.39.90.311.40.411.20.410.90.411.00.411.00.3
  Large central metro9.70.59.60.410.80.510.90.511.10.610.60.511.40.4
  Large fringe metro9.40.69.70.511.30.710.30.610.30.610.00.79.90.5
  Medium metro11.40.810.40.812.61.012.70.911.50.813.00.912.00.8
  Small metro11.71.510.30.911.11.311.41.110.61.010.91.310.20.8
Nonmetropolitan10.10.910.50.813.10.812.31.011.30.810.90.710.50.7
  Micropolitan10.71.111.31.113.30.811.71.011.00.911.10.910.60.9
  Noncore9.01.19.01.012.81.413.41.711.81.110.51.310.11.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.60.410.30.312.20.411.70.411.30.411.30.411.30.3
Other7.40.68.00.77.80.69.20.78.10.68.70.68.00.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.38.40.310.00.49.50.49.20.39.40.39.30.3
Fair/poor23.41.023.91.026.81.027.20.926.21.025.21.024.40.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.30.921.61.025.10.925.41.025.71.022.51.024.40.9
Complex activities26.71.328.71.429.81.330.81.331.01.329.01.229.01.2
Neither basic nor complex activities10.20.49.70.311.50.410.80.410.50.410.50.410.60.3
U.S. bornYes10.40.410.00.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC11.10.411.10.3
No8.80.79.80.6DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC10.40.69.40.6

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_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_4_1_1.html