T16_4_4_2a

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_4.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.23.20.23.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.91.3
Age0-170.60.10.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.10.23.20.23.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-645.60.45.50.46.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.20.42.80.46.21.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2.50.22.50.22.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.70.23.80.23.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.52.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.20.45.90.63.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low3.60.33.30.35.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.90.33.00.32.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.30.32.40.32.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.70.44.50.46.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate4.20.34.10.34.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college3.60.33.70.33.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.23.60.23.50.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed6.60.56.70.66.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.30.22.40.22.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only4.40.44.90.63.00.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured5.70.55.50.55.71.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.40.52.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.63.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public5.01.04.11.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.10.23.10.23.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.31.5
  Large central metro2.90.22.90.33.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro2.80.32.90.32.40.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.50.43.40.44.80.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro3.90.63.70.64.71.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.20.43.30.52.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.40.53.50.62.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore2.80.52.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.23.40.23.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.21.4
Other1.50.21.70.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.20.12.30.22.20.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor11.00.711.00.911.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.20.610.00.710.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities11.81.011.41.111.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities3.00.23.00.23.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.40.23.40.23.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.11.4
No1.60.21.50.23.51.01.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_4_2a: 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_2a.html