T16_4_3_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_3.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.60.38.60.68.00.65.00.44.00.3
Age0-172.90.33.20.74.00.72.70.52.30.6
18-446.80.410.21.010.71.05.70.54.70.6
45-647.40.516.61.712.11.47.30.84.60.5
65 and over3.90.57.41.34.50.93.50.72.80.7
GenderMale5.50.38.20.88.10.84.80.54.00.4
Female5.80.38.90.87.80.65.10.54.00.4
RaceWhite, single race5.80.39.40.98.60.85.20.54.10.4
Black, single race5.00.46.40.96.10.64.00.73.60.9
Asian, single race3.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.9
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race5.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races7.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.80.310.20.78.60.84.80.44.10.4
  Non-Hispanic, White6.00.312.21.19.61.05.10.54.20.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black5.10.46.70.96.20.74.10.73.50.9
Hispanic, all races5.00.54.40.86.00.95.90.92.70.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school9.00.711.71.29.71.17.51.16.41.4
High school graduate6.70.511.81.29.51.15.40.64.40.7
At least some college5.60.311.71.49.61.05.60.64.10.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.60.412.41.110.90.96.10.54.80.4
Not employed8.70.612.21.112.01.67.41.23.10.7
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private4.40.37.21.15.60.74.40.43.90.4
Public only7.60.67.40.89.01.26.21.3DSUDSU
Uninsured10.80.912.51.714.11.58.51.17.01.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only3.70.7DSUDSU6.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSU4.31.13.30.9
Medicare and other public6.01.110.52.85.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.60.38.70.88.00.74.90.44.00.4
  Large central metro5.00.48.01.07.80.93.90.53.10.5
  Large fringe metro5.10.59.51.89.21.54.91.03.10.5
  Medium metro6.40.67.31.46.81.25.70.86.61.2
  Small metro7.11.211.92.3DSUDSU6.31.35.01.2
Nonmetropolitan5.80.78.31.37.81.35.21.03.71.0
  Micropolitan6.20.810.82.18.81.75.41.4DSUDSU
  Noncore5.00.93.61.06.01.54.71.2DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.80.310.00.78.60.75.10.44.00.4
Other4.80.54.20.95.80.84.30.7DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.00.37.20.67.20.64.50.43.70.3
Fair/poor11.40.814.91.412.41.69.91.58.51.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.10.717.81.712.11.58.81.38.31.3
Complex activities13.51.119.32.016.42.69.21.98.61.8
Neither basic nor complex activities5.70.39.80.98.50.85.40.43.90.4
U.S. bornYes5.70.38.90.78.10.74.90.44.10.4
No5.40.57.11.27.21.05.20.83.10.7

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_3_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_3_2c.html