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Table 16_4_4-1a

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_4.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over4.
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.
Near poor/low5.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.
High school graduate5.
At least some college4.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed4.
Not employed7.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.
Public only4.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.
Medicare and private4.
Medicare and other public6.
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.
  Large central metro3.
  Large fringe metro3.
  Medium metro4.
  Small metro3.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.10.711.70.713.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.90.914.
Neither basic nor complex activities3.

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_4-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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