T16_4_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_4_1.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 10.20.314.60.813.10.79.30.58.10.4
Age0-174.70.45.60.85.20.74.50.64.20.7
18-4411.50.517.41.316.91.29.40.78.50.7
45-6414.30.628.32.121.01.715.41.19.40.7
65 and over8.90.612.01.79.61.17.91.28.21.1
GenderMale9.40.413.21.012.40.98.60.67.50.6
Female11.00.415.81.013.60.99.90.78.70.6
RaceWhite, single race10.60.415.91.113.40.99.80.68.30.5
Black, single race9.20.611.11.111.50.97.30.97.21.3
Asian, single race6.10.810.72.8DSUDSU3.91.05.31.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race10.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races12.72.018.64.217.55.011.63.3DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races10.70.417.30.914.50.99.30.58.40.5
  Non-Hispanic, White11.20.420.81.515.51.110.00.78.70.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black9.30.611.31.211.61.07.40.97.21.3
Hispanic, all races7.60.67.51.18.71.08.81.14.30.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school14.50.818.81.515.41.312.41.49.91.9
High school graduate12.30.619.91.616.01.311.00.88.60.9
At least some college11.10.421.01.917.41.410.70.88.90.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.80.419.21.518.21.111.00.69.10.5
Not employed16.20.822.61.518.61.914.81.67.91.1
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private8.40.312.31.710.21.08.30.67.80.5
Public only12.70.712.61.013.71.211.81.7DSUDSU
Uninsured17.21.121.42.220.61.614.11.411.01.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.20.98.92.38.91.77.11.5DSUDSU
Medicare and private9.31.0DSUDSU8.91.98.71.89.71.5
Medicare and other public12.61.718.53.314.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan10.20.314.71.013.40.89.20.68.20.5
  Large central metro9.70.513.31.213.71.37.80.67.50.7
  Large fringe metro9.40.615.02.214.21.79.31.16.90.7
  Medium metro11.40.815.62.211.81.39.91.010.91.2
  Small metro11.71.517.22.314.33.310.81.98.71.6
Nonmetropolitan10.10.914.21.511.71.59.61.27.41.4
  Micropolitan10.71.117.52.212.51.910.51.66.21.5
  Noncore9.01.18.11.610.22.28.01.49.92.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish10.60.417.10.914.40.99.60.68.10.5
Other7.40.66.91.18.41.07.00.96.91.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.311.20.811.50.77.80.57.30.5
Fair/poor23.41.030.31.921.91.923.32.118.51.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.30.931.92.123.51.920.11.817.21.7
Complex activities26.71.336.12.630.62.921.42.518.42.3
Neither basic nor complex activities10.20.415.51.113.81.09.80.67.80.5
U.S. bornYes10.40.415.40.913.40.89.40.68.30.5
No8.80.710.91.511.61.58.10.95.80.9

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: 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_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_4_1_2c.html