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Table 16_3_6-5b

2010 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_3_6.5b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.61.363.21.462.81.767.32.472.92.8
65 and over43.73.343.13.541.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor76.
Near poor/low72.52.372.22.672.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.
High school graduate69.
At least some college57.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.81.565.71.765.
Not employed72.22.370.22.668.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.71.955.
Public only69.32.568.92.871.33.463.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only45.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private38.64.639.54.639.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan64.31.462.81.662.
  Large central metro61.82.458.92.958.
  Large fringe metro60.42.958.
  Medium metro71.02.970.
  Small metro67.53.366.33.562.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.41.463.21.562.71.767.52.566.34.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.51.562.21.761.
Activity limitationscBasic activities66.02.365.22.464.32.867.74.5DSUDSU
Complex activities68.42.467.82.567.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.01.663.21.862.
U.S. bornYes63.81.463.51.563.01.767.92.666.84.6

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: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-5b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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