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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed care.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1-6.

Tables

188 Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, United States, 2002

188A Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, United States, 2002

188B Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed dental care, United States, 2002

188C Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed prescription medications, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Denominator

Number of U.S. families.

Numerator

Number of U.S. families who reported having at least one member experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed care.

Comments

A change in survey question format in 2002 affected the way responses were collected for this item; these rates should not be compared to data from 2001 and earlier.

Race, ethnicity, family income, and education characteristics are those of the family reference person and are used to characterize the entire family unit.

 

 

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