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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_2.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.60.24.70.25.40.25.00.25.00.24.80.25.20.2
Age0-171.90.22.50.32.40.32.20.22.30.22.30.22.60.2
18-445.30.35.80.36.50.45.80.36.10.35.70.36.40.3
45-646.80.46.00.47.70.47.20.36.70.46.80.47.00.4
65 and over3.40.33.00.33.60.44.00.43.60.33.20.43.90.4
GenderMale4.10.24.30.24.60.34.40.23.90.24.00.24.60.2
Female5.10.35.10.36.20.35.70.36.00.25.60.25.80.2
RaceWhite, single race4.80.24.90.25.60.35.10.25.20.24.90.25.40.2
Black, single race3.80.43.80.44.70.34.30.44.10.44.50.54.00.4
Asian, single race3.60.72.80.72.70.63.90.92.20.53.20.63.00.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSU5.41.68.01.97.81.69.02.5DSUDSU5.61.5
Multiple races5.01.15.11.08.11.48.11.38.91.46.81.210.81.7
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.90.24.80.25.60.35.20.25.10.24.90.25.40.2
  Non-Hispanic, White5.10.35.10.25.90.35.30.25.40.25.10.25.70.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.80.43.70.34.70.34.40.43.90.34.50.54.00.4
Hispanic, all races3.20.34.20.54.20.44.20.44.20.43.90.44.10.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.60.68.00.77.80.57.80.58.80.67.30.68.00.6
Near poor/low6.10.46.00.56.70.56.80.45.80.46.40.56.90.4
Middle3.80.34.20.35.70.54.90.34.80.34.70.34.70.3
High3.50.23.40.23.90.33.30.23.50.23.20.24.00.3
EducationbLess than high school6.40.55.90.47.40.57.30.58.10.56.50.46.70.4
High school graduate5.50.45.50.46.50.45.70.45.40.35.40.45.60.3
At least some college5.20.35.10.36.10.35.70.35.40.35.50.36.30.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.40.25.20.36.50.35.70.35.60.35.50.36.20.2
Not employed8.00.68.80.69.00.68.90.59.30.58.80.68.30.5
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private3.50.23.70.24.40.23.80.23.80.23.90.24.40.2
Public only5.70.55.60.46.20.55.80.46.60.56.70.56.30.5
Uninsured9.60.79.80.711.30.811.60.710.80.79.50.710.30.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.50.52.60.54.20.96.10.93.60.62.80.55.50.9
Medicare and private3.80.63.20.52.90.53.30.53.40.43.30.52.80.4
Medicare and other public4.10.93.10.93.60.83.20.94.81.23.40.94.70.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan4.60.24.60.25.30.35.10.25.00.24.80.25.30.2
  Large central metro4.60.34.40.35.30.45.20.35.20.35.10.35.70.3
  Large fringe metro4.20.34.70.45.20.44.70.44.50.44.10.44.90.3
  Medium metro5.00.54.90.45.50.65.50.45.50.45.30.55.30.5
  Small metro5.20.84.50.55.40.84.90.54.80.54.40.64.90.5
Nonmetropolitan4.40.55.00.65.90.54.90.54.80.45.00.45.00.4
  Micropolitan4.80.75.40.85.90.64.70.54.70.55.00.55.00.5
  Noncore3.70.64.20.65.90.95.10.75.10.54.90.65.00.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.24.80.25.70.35.10.25.10.24.90.25.40.2
Other3.20.43.90.53.70.44.30.54.00.54.00.43.90.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.23.70.24.40.23.90.23.80.23.70.24.20.2
Fair/poor12.70.813.30.814.60.814.50.715.20.814.60.913.90.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.40.710.40.712.90.713.10.713.20.712.00.712.90.8
Complex activities14.51.114.61.115.81.016.21.017.21.016.31.016.21.0
Neither basic nor complex activities4.40.24.50.25.30.24.60.24.60.24.40.25.00.2
U.S. bornYes4.70.24.70.2DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC4.80.25.30.2
No4.20.44.70.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC4.60.44.50.4

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_2_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_2_1.html