T16_4_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_4_1.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.20.310.70.411.20.49.30.67.60.6
Age0-174.70.45.00.45.30.63.80.53.90.5
18-4411.50.512.10.513.20.69.50.98.80.9
45-6414.30.614.50.714.50.815.11.412.21.1
65 and over8.90.68.90.78.40.811.11.58.41.5
GenderMale9.40.49.70.410.10.58.50.77.80.7
Female11.00.411.70.412.20.610.00.77.40.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.60.817.30.920.81.511.31.27.51.1
Near poor/low13.10.714.50.915.51.111.61.08.71.0
Middle9.30.59.30.510.00.77.40.98.81.1
High8.10.48.40.58.70.57.21.34.30.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school14.50.816.41.017.21.313.81.410.31.0
High school graduate12.30.612.80.713.10.811.61.19.01.1
At least some college11.10.411.20.511.70.610.41.19.81.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.80.412.10.512.80.510.60.89.60.8
Not employed16.20.817.30.818.21.014.81.510.61.5
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.40.38.70.49.30.56.80.76.10.7
Public only12.70.715.70.919.41.510.21.05.50.7
Uninsured17.21.119.71.221.01.515.31.711.91.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.20.97.30.97.11.08.11.9DSUDSU
Medicare and private9.31.09.51.09.21.113.23.2DSUDSU
Medicare and other public12.61.711.62.07.62.2DSUDSU16.63.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan10.20.310.80.411.30.59.50.77.80.6
  Large central metro9.70.510.70.611.50.89.70.97.10.7
  Large fringe metro9.40.69.40.69.90.76.91.19.01.4
  Medium metro11.40.812.00.912.51.011.71.18.21.9
  Small metro11.71.512.01.612.11.811.12.98.72.3
Nonmetropolitan10.10.910.41.010.71.17.61.66.21.3
  Micropolitan10.71.110.91.111.21.27.41.4DSUDSU
  Noncore9.01.19.41.29.71.4DSUDSU5.71.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.60.410.90.411.30.49.50.67.20.8
Other7.40.66.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSU8.00.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.39.10.39.60.47.70.66.50.6
Fair/poor23.41.024.61.225.41.521.32.017.31.5
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.30.922.61.022.61.123.02.017.62.6
Complex activities26.71.327.41.427.81.723.32.817.92.8
Neither basic nor complex activities10.20.410.40.410.70.59.50.88.90.7
U.S. bornYes10.40.411.00.411.30.59.40.66.00.6
No8.80.77.60.88.11.57.31.79.90.9

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_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_4_1_2b.html