T16_4_4_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_4.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.23.40.23.50.23.30.41.80.2
Age0-170.60.10.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.10.23.40.23.70.33.00.41.60.3
45-645.60.45.80.55.80.56.00.93.60.6
65 and over3.20.43.10.42.80.56.01.14.01.1
GenderMale2.50.22.60.22.70.22.80.41.80.3
Female3.70.24.10.24.20.33.70.51.70.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.20.46.40.68.10.93.30.62.20.5
Near poor/low3.60.34.20.44.00.44.90.71.80.4
Middle2.90.33.10.33.30.32.70.52.00.4
High2.30.32.50.32.60.32.30.6DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.70.45.50.55.50.76.81.22.90.4
High school graduate4.20.34.50.34.40.44.40.61.70.4
At least some college3.60.33.70.33.90.33.10.52.30.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.23.70.23.90.33.50.52.00.3
Not employed6.60.57.30.67.60.76.20.93.00.7
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.30.22.40.22.60.22.30.41.00.3
Public only4.40.45.50.67.10.93.00.51.60.4
Uninsured5.70.57.10.77.50.85.71.22.60.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.40.52.30.52.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.63.50.63.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public5.01.04.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.10.23.40.23.50.23.40.41.70.2
  Large central metro2.90.23.40.33.70.53.10.51.40.2
  Large fringe metro2.80.32.90.33.00.32.40.52.10.6
  Medium metro3.50.43.80.53.70.54.60.82.20.5
  Small metro3.90.64.20.64.00.64.91.2DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan3.20.43.30.53.40.52.70.7DSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.40.53.40.53.50.62.40.7DSUDSU
  Noncore2.80.53.00.63.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.23.50.23.50.23.40.41.80.3
Other1.50.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU1.70.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.20.12.40.22.50.22.20.31.20.2
Fair/poor11.00.711.90.912.11.011.61.86.41.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.20.610.40.710.20.710.61.37.71.9
Complex activities11.81.012.11.011.81.110.91.97.82.1
Neither basic nor complex activities3.00.23.20.23.20.23.30.42.00.3
U.S. bornYes3.40.23.60.23.60.23.30.41.50.3
No1.60.21.20.2DSUDSUDSUDSU2.00.3

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.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_4_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_4_2b.html