T16_4_4_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_4.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.10.25.20.43.60.32.90.32.30.3
Age0-170.60.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-443.10.26.00.74.00.52.60.32.10.3
45-645.60.413.71.67.61.25.70.83.50.5
65 and over3.20.44.41.13.50.73.20.82.50.6
GenderMale2.50.24.40.63.00.42.40.31.80.2
Female3.70.25.90.64.10.43.40.42.90.4
RaceWhite, single race3.20.25.90.63.30.33.00.32.40.3
Black, single race3.30.33.20.65.00.72.70.52.40.6
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races4.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.40.26.40.64.20.43.10.32.50.3
  Non-Hispanic, White3.50.28.10.94.00.43.30.32.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.30.43.30.64.90.72.70.52.30.6
Hispanic, all races1.80.22.20.51.80.42.00.4DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school4.70.47.71.05.10.73.90.7DSUDSU
High school graduate4.20.37.51.25.40.73.60.52.70.5
At least some college3.60.38.61.34.20.63.60.42.90.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.26.81.04.50.53.40.42.80.3
Not employed6.60.510.11.27.31.25.60.93.10.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private2.30.23.30.82.40.42.20.32.30.3
Public only4.40.44.00.64.40.75.51.1DSUDSU
Uninsured5.70.59.41.35.00.84.90.83.00.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.40.5DSUDSU2.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.91.12.80.8
Medicare and other public5.01.06.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.10.25.10.53.80.42.90.32.40.3
  Large central metro2.90.24.10.73.60.72.60.42.20.4
  Large fringe metro2.80.34.61.04.80.82.70.51.90.4
  Medium metro3.50.46.21.23.40.73.10.42.90.6
  Small metro3.90.66.91.32.90.93.40.93.60.9
Nonmetropolitan3.20.45.91.23.00.73.10.7DSUDSU
  Micropolitan3.40.56.21.53.30.93.91.0DSUDSU
  Noncore2.80.55.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.40.26.40.54.20.43.10.32.40.3
Other1.50.21.50.41.60.41.60.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.20.12.70.32.50.32.00.22.00.3
Fair/poor11.00.716.71.59.91.111.31.66.41.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.20.615.91.811.71.59.11.16.21.0
Complex activities11.81.017.72.212.92.110.21.76.11.3
Neither basic nor complex activities3.00.25.40.63.20.33.00.32.40.3
U.S. bornYes3.40.25.80.53.90.33.10.32.50.3
No1.60.22.60.62.20.51.50.3DSUDSU

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_4_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_4_2c.html