T16_4_2_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_2.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.60.27.60.66.10.43.80.33.50.2
Age0-171.90.22.70.51.70.41.50.32.00.5
18-445.30.39.10.99.00.83.70.43.60.5
45-646.80.416.31.89.91.17.20.84.10.4
65 and over3.40.33.50.93.30.73.00.63.60.7
GenderMale4.10.26.10.75.50.63.50.43.40.3
Female5.10.38.80.86.60.64.10.43.60.4
RaceWhite, single race4.80.28.60.86.60.54.00.33.50.3
Black, single race3.80.45.00.74.10.62.90.53.30.8
Asian, single race3.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races5.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.90.29.10.77.00.63.90.33.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, White5.10.311.51.18.00.74.10.43.70.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.80.45.00.84.20.63.00.53.20.8
Hispanic, all races3.20.33.70.83.40.53.50.61.90.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.40.59.01.07.20.94.50.84.61.3
High school graduate5.50.410.91.37.20.84.50.63.40.6
At least some college5.20.311.71.49.41.24.90.53.80.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.40.210.41.110.00.74.60.43.90.3
Not employed8.00.612.51.27.61.37.11.23.70.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private3.50.26.01.14.90.73.20.33.20.3
Public only5.70.56.40.85.70.74.51.1DSUDSU
Uninsured9.60.712.71.511.11.37.20.96.81.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.50.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.91.1DSUDSU
Medicare and private3.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.60.9
Medicare and other public4.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan4.60.27.60.66.30.53.80.33.60.3
  Large central metro4.60.36.10.77.10.83.50.43.40.5
  Large fringe metro4.20.37.71.45.90.93.90.53.20.4
  Medium metro5.00.58.71.65.41.03.80.74.50.6
  Small metro5.20.810.11.96.41.74.21.0DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.40.57.51.25.30.93.90.72.70.7
  Micropolitan4.80.79.21.55.51.34.30.9DSUDSU
  Noncore3.70.64.21.15.01.53.30.9DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.29.00.76.90.53.90.33.50.3
Other3.20.43.30.73.20.53.10.63.20.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.70.25.30.55.30.53.00.33.00.3
Fair/poor12.70.818.01.710.81.311.71.410.81.5
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.40.718.32.011.51.49.21.49.01.3
Complex activities14.51.122.82.613.52.310.21.911.32.1
Neither basic nor complex activities4.40.27.30.86.80.64.00.43.10.3
U.S. bornYes4.70.28.10.66.40.53.80.33.50.3
No4.20.45.31.14.80.83.80.63.30.7

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_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_2_2c.html