T16_4_2_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_2.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.60.24.90.25.10.33.80.43.20.3
Age0-171.90.22.00.32.20.41.60.31.40.3
18-445.30.35.70.46.30.54.20.63.70.5
45-646.80.46.80.46.70.56.71.06.30.9
65 and over3.40.33.50.43.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale4.10.24.30.34.60.33.40.53.10.4
Female5.10.35.40.35.70.44.10.53.40.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.60.69.10.711.51.15.00.83.70.8
Near poor/low6.10.47.00.68.00.74.20.63.40.5
Middle3.80.33.90.34.10.43.00.53.50.6
High3.50.23.60.33.70.33.20.81.90.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.40.57.30.67.90.85.11.04.40.6
High school graduate5.50.45.70.45.90.54.20.63.70.7
At least some college5.20.35.30.35.50.45.00.84.50.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.40.25.60.35.90.34.70.64.30.5
Not employed8.00.68.60.69.00.86.31.14.81.0
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.50.23.70.23.90.32.70.42.40.4
Public only5.70.57.20.69.41.03.60.62.10.6
Uninsured9.60.711.40.912.21.28.81.55.70.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.50.52.60.52.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.80.63.90.64.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public4.10.94.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan4.60.24.90.25.30.33.80.43.30.4
  Large central metro4.60.35.10.45.90.63.80.63.10.3
  Large fringe metro4.20.34.30.34.60.42.50.43.30.7
  Medium metro5.00.55.30.55.50.75.21.0DSUDSU
  Small metro5.20.85.40.95.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.40.54.60.64.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan4.80.74.90.75.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore3.70.64.00.74.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.25.00.25.20.33.80.43.30.5
Other3.20.43.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.23.90.24.10.23.00.32.50.3
Fair/poor12.70.813.40.914.01.110.31.68.91.2
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.40.711.90.712.30.88.61.45.61.2
Complex activities14.51.115.01.216.01.48.31.78.01.6
Neither basic nor complex activities4.40.24.40.24.60.33.90.54.00.4
U.S. bornYes4.70.24.90.25.20.33.70.42.60.4
No4.20.44.30.63.71.14.81.24.00.5

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_2_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_2_2b.html