T16_4_3_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_3.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.60.35.80.36.00.35.10.45.00.5
Age0-172.90.33.10.43.40.51.90.42.40.4
18-446.80.46.90.57.50.55.60.66.40.8
45-647.40.57.50.57.40.68.31.06.80.8
65 and over3.90.53.80.53.50.54.90.94.61.1
GenderMale5.50.35.60.45.70.44.60.55.20.6
Female5.80.36.00.36.20.45.50.54.80.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor8.60.610.20.712.21.16.70.94.40.8
Near poor/low8.00.68.60.89.61.06.20.76.00.9
Middle5.00.44.80.45.10.54.10.75.90.9
High4.00.34.10.44.20.43.50.92.70.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school9.00.710.10.811.31.16.00.86.60.9
High school graduate6.70.56.70.56.90.66.60.86.41.0
At least some college5.60.35.60.35.60.46.70.96.00.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.60.46.70.46.90.56.20.66.50.7
Not employed8.70.69.20.69.80.88.01.06.41.1
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private4.40.34.50.34.80.43.40.53.90.5
Public only7.60.69.70.912.41.46.00.73.00.5
Uninsured10.80.911.81.012.51.29.51.38.61.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.70.73.90.83.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.50.63.50.63.20.75.71.5DSUDSU
Medicare and other public6.01.15.01.2DSUDSUDSUDSU10.12.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.60.35.70.36.00.45.20.55.10.5
  Large central metro5.00.45.30.55.30.75.60.64.20.5
  Large fringe metro5.10.54.80.55.10.64.10.96.91.4
  Medium metro6.40.66.60.67.00.85.80.75.51.4
  Small metro7.11.27.21.37.31.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.80.76.00.76.10.83.90.73.50.9
  Micropolitan6.20.86.40.86.50.93.90.9DSUDSU
  Noncore5.00.95.21.05.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.80.35.90.36.00.45.20.44.30.6
Other4.80.53.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.50.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.00.35.10.35.30.34.40.44.50.5
Fair/poor11.40.811.80.912.11.110.41.39.01.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.10.711.20.810.90.912.81.510.02.0
Complex activities13.51.114.01.214.01.413.32.06.81.8
Neither basic nor complex activities5.70.35.60.35.80.45.40.56.00.6
U.S. bornYes5.70.35.90.36.10.45.20.43.60.4
No5.40.53.90.64.31.03.70.96.90.8

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_3_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_3_2b.html