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Table 16_4_2-1c

2009 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_2.1c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over3.
RaceWhite, single race5.
Black, single race4.
Asian, single race2.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSU4.51.3DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.
Non-Hispanic, White5.90.310.
Non-Hispanic, Black4.
Hispanic, all races4.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.40.510.
High school graduate6.
At least some college6.10.314.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.50.311.
Not employed9.00.613.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private4.
Public only6.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.20.9DSUDSU6.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSU3.
Medicare and other public3.
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.
  Large central metro5.
  Large fringe metro5.
  Medium metro5.
  Small metro5.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.90.717.41.812.91.314.
Complex activities15.
Neither basic nor complex activities5.

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 A, Data Sources.

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 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_2-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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