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_3.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over3.
Family incomeaNegative/poor8.60.610.20.712.
Near poor/low8.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school9.00.710.10.811.
High school graduate6.
At least some college5.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.
Not employed8.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private4.
Public only7.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.
Medicare and private3.
Medicare and other public6.
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.
  Large central metro5.
  Large fringe metro5.
  Medium metro6.
  Small metro7.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.10.711.20.810.90.912.81.510.02.0
Complex activities13.
Neither basic nor complex activities5.
U.S. bornYes5.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_4_3_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_3_2b.html