Table T9_1_4_4-2c

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 9_1_4_4.2c
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months, by family income,a United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.50.24.70.34.40.43.30.22.70.3
Age0–170.70.10.60.2DSUDSU0.70.2DSUDSU
18–443.30.25.80.64.00.53.00.42.10.3
45–646.10.411.31.210.01.16.00.64.10.8
65 and over4.10.53.60.85.10.94.40.83.10.8
GenderMale2.60.23.90.43.40.42.70.31.80.3
Female4.30.25.40.45.30.54.00.33.60.4
RaceWhite, single race3.70.25.00.44.70.43.50.32.90.3
Black, single race3.30.34.00.54.10.63.00.42.00.4
Asian, single race0.90.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races3.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.80.25.60.45.30.43.50.32.80.3
  Non-Hispanic, White4.10.26.60.66.00.63.80.33.10.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black3.30.34.10.54.10.63.00.42.00.4
Hispanic, all races2.10.32.40.51.90.42.20.41.60.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.20.56.60.76.40.73.60.73.61.1
High school graduate5.00.47.40.95.90.74.60.63.90.6
At least some college3.80.37.11.05.70.74.20.42.90.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.60.26.40.84.60.53.60.42.90.4
Not employed7.70.58.40.89.51.17.00.95.31.2
Health insurance, ages 0–64Any private2.70.23.10.73.20.52.50.32.60.3
Public only4.30.44.10.44.50.74.91.0DSUDSU
Uninsured5.80.57.40.96.00.85.30.8DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.80.7DSUDSU7.01.65.71.2DSUDSU
Medicare and private3.40.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.61.03.71.0
Medicare and other public4.21.06.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.40.24.50.44.10.43.30.32.80.3
  Large central metro3.10.24.50.63.10.52.80.32.70.4
  Large fringe metro3.20.34.30.74.50.83.40.52.40.4
  Medium metro4.10.54.30.75.11.03.30.54.01.0
  Small metro3.70.55.51.24.30.94.60.91.80.5
Nonmetropolitan3.90.45.40.85.80.83.40.62.20.6
  Micropolitan3.90.54.91.05.60.83.70.82.30.7
  Noncore4.00.76.31.46.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.25.60.45.40.43.50.32.80.3
Other1.60.22.00.50.80.22.20.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.60.22.80.32.90.32.60.22.30.3
Fair/poor11.70.714.51.412.71.210.61.28.81.6
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.80.714.51.510.81.39.91.19.31.4
Complex activities13.31.016.51.815.42.010.51.810.92.2
Neither basic nor complex activities3.40.25.20.54.50.53.30.32.60.4
U.S. bornYes3.70.25.00.45.00.43.30.32.80.3
No2.40.33.00.61.60.43.20.51.90.5

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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T9_1_4_4-2c: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/9_facilitators_barriers/T9_1_4_4-2c.html