Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archival print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Table 22_1_3-1c

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 22_1_3.1c
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by income,b United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
85 and over2.
Multiple races/other9.21.711.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White5.40.310.
Non-Hispanic, Black7.
Non-Hispanic, other7.81.310.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanics, all races7.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid8.
Medicare HMO4.70.5DSUDSU5.
Medicare and private4.
Medicare fee-for-service only12.81.316.
Residence locationMSA5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.
IADL only8.50.810.22.410.
1–2 ADLs8.10.710.
More than 3 ADLs10.
At least 1 ADL/IADL8.60.510.

a Estimates are for full year community residents age 65 or older.

b Negative/poor refers to incomes $10,000 or less; near poor/low, $10,001-$20,000; middle, $20,001-$40,000; and high, more than $40,000.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; HMO: health maintenance organization; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 22_1_3-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care