T16_4_1_2a

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_1.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.20.310.60.49.20.66.10.8DSUDSU10.22.412.72.0
Age0-174.70.44.90.44.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4411.50.512.30.69.40.94.80.9DSUDSUDSUDSU12.12.7
45-6414.30.614.20.714.91.48.62.2DSUDSUDSUDSU26.06.1
65 and over8.90.68.30.711.31.510.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale9.40.49.70.48.50.75.91.0DSUDSUDSUDSU10.82.2
Female11.00.411.40.59.90.76.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSU14.72.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.60.815.91.111.11.110.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSU18.64.2
Near poor/low13.10.713.40.911.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU17.55.0
Middle9.30.59.80.67.30.93.91.0DSUDSUDSUDSU11.63.3
High8.10.48.30.57.21.35.31.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school14.50.814.61.013.71.38.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate12.30.612.50.711.51.17.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSU21.04.7
At least some college11.10.411.50.510.41.16.11.2DSUDSUDSUDSU13.93.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.80.412.30.510.50.85.61.0DSUDSUDSUDSU13.52.8
Not employed16.20.816.70.914.61.58.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.40.38.90.46.70.74.60.9DSUDSUDSUDSU7.82.3
Public only12.70.713.90.910.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU15.04.1
Uninsured17.21.117.61.215.11.712.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.20.97.01.08.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private9.31.09.01.113.13.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public12.61.710.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan10.20.310.60.49.40.66.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSU13.42.2
  Large central metro9.70.510.00.69.60.85.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSU15.54.2
  Large fringe metro9.40.69.80.76.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU16.04.3
  Medium metro11.40.811.71.011.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro11.71.511.71.610.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan10.10.910.41.07.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan10.71.111.01.27.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore9.01.19.11.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.60.410.90.49.40.66.21.3DSUDSU11.43.013.22.1
Other7.40.67.90.8DSUDSU6.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.39.00.47.70.65.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSU10.62.1
Fair/poor23.41.023.91.221.11.914.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.30.922.11.122.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities26.71.326.91.623.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities10.20.410.50.59.40.75.80.9DSUDSU11.43.113.72.6
U.S. bornYes10.40.410.70.49.40.64.21.0DSUDSU11.02.713.22.1
No8.80.79.50.87.71.67.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_1_2a: 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_2a.html