T16_4_2_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_2.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.60.24.80.23.80.43.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.01.1
Age0-171.90.22.00.31.80.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-445.30.35.70.44.20.62.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-646.80.46.70.46.61.07.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.40.33.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale4.10.24.30.33.40.53.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSU4.11.2
Female5.10.35.30.34.10.54.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSU5.81.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.60.68.60.85.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low6.10.46.60.54.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.80.34.00.32.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High3.50.23.50.33.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.40.56.70.65.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate5.50.45.60.54.10.65.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSU12.13.5
At least some college5.20.35.40.35.00.83.81.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.40.25.70.34.70.63.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSU6.41.8
Not employed8.00.68.20.76.21.07.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.50.23.70.22.70.42.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only5.70.56.50.63.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured9.60.79.70.88.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.50.52.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.80.63.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public4.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan4.60.24.90.33.80.43.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.51.2
  Large central metro4.60.35.00.43.70.53.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro4.20.34.40.42.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.42.1
  Medium metro5.00.55.10.65.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro5.20.85.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.40.54.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan4.80.75.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore3.70.63.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.25.00.33.80.43.70.9DSUDSUDSUDSU5.11.1
Other3.20.43.10.4DSUDSU3.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.23.80.23.00.33.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.8
Fair/poor12.70.813.00.910.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.40.711.80.78.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.51.115.41.38.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.40.24.50.33.90.53.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes4.70.24.90.23.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.11.1
No4.20.44.00.55.01.24.60.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_2_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_2_2a.html