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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_4.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.23.10.13.90.23.60.23.70.23.50.23.40.1
Age0-170.60.11.00.21.00.21.10.21.10.21.10.21.00.1
18-443.10.23.40.24.10.33.70.33.80.23.80.33.80.2
45-645.60.44.70.35.90.45.60.36.00.35.50.35.20.3
65 and over3.20.43.30.44.80.54.30.54.00.43.80.44.00.4
GenderMale2.50.22.70.23.00.22.60.22.70.22.60.22.80.2
Female3.70.23.60.24.70.24.50.34.60.24.40.24.00.2
RaceWhite, single race3.20.23.20.23.80.23.60.23.80.23.50.23.50.1
Black, single race3.30.33.00.34.50.43.90.33.60.33.80.43.20.3
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.60.5DSUDSU1.90.41.50.4
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU6.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSU7.72.15.31.5
Multiple races4.91.33.50.93.70.95.91.37.71.45.31.16.91.4
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.40.23.40.24.10.23.80.23.90.23.70.23.60.2
  Non-Hispanic, White3.50.23.60.24.20.23.80.24.00.23.70.23.70.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.30.43.00.34.60.43.90.33.60.33.90.43.20.4
Hispanic, all races1.80.21.70.22.30.32.60.22.80.22.40.22.30.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.20.45.60.55.90.46.10.56.70.55.70.56.00.5
Near poor/low3.60.34.30.45.40.54.60.34.60.34.90.44.70.4
Middle2.90.32.70.23.90.33.70.33.70.23.30.33.10.2
High2.30.32.10.22.50.22.20.22.30.22.30.22.30.2
EducationbLess than high school4.70.44.60.46.10.45.80.55.60.46.10.45.40.4
High school graduate4.20.34.00.35.20.44.60.35.10.34.60.34.00.3
At least some college3.60.33.50.24.10.23.80.33.90.23.50.24.00.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.23.30.24.20.23.70.23.90.23.60.23.90.2
Not employed6.60.56.70.57.50.57.50.58.00.58.00.56.20.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private2.30.22.50.23.00.22.60.23.00.22.60.22.90.1
Public only4.40.44.00.44.50.44.50.44.80.45.20.44.40.4
Uninsured5.70.55.10.46.40.56.80.65.70.56.20.75.00.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.40.53.20.84.10.75.40.84.20.74.70.74.70.7
Medicare and private3.40.63.00.54.80.63.80.63.60.53.20.53.30.5
Medicare and other public5.01.04.91.16.11.25.11.15.21.04.30.96.21.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.10.23.10.23.70.23.50.23.60.23.40.23.40.2
  Large central metro2.90.22.70.33.30.23.20.33.70.23.20.33.60.3
  Large fringe metro2.80.33.10.33.50.33.60.33.50.33.10.42.70.3
  Medium metro3.50.43.30.44.40.54.00.43.70.34.00.33.90.4
  Small metro3.90.63.40.33.90.53.60.63.50.43.50.53.20.4
Nonmetropolitan3.20.43.50.34.60.43.90.44.20.44.30.43.60.3
  Micropolitan3.40.53.70.44.60.53.80.44.00.54.40.53.50.4
  Noncore2.80.53.00.54.70.74.20.74.40.74.00.63.80.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.23.40.24.20.23.80.23.90.23.70.23.60.2
Other1.50.21.50.21.50.22.20.31.90.22.20.31.90.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.20.12.30.12.90.22.60.22.60.12.50.22.50.1
Fair/poor11.00.710.30.712.40.612.10.712.90.712.40.711.20.7
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.20.69.70.712.10.711.80.812.20.710.70.710.80.7
Complex activities11.81.014.71.014.90.915.31.015.31.014.30.912.90.9
Neither basic nor complex activities3.00.22.80.23.50.23.10.23.20.23.20.23.10.1
U.S. bornYes3.40.23.30.2DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC3.60.23.60.1
No1.60.21.90.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC2.70.32.40.3

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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_4_1: 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_4_1.html