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Table 14_3_4-12d

2008 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 14_3_4.12d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over45.45.2******
RaceWhite, single race67.52.578.
Black, single race78.04.0******
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races67.02.477.23.670.33.359.33.5
Non-Hispanic, White64.72.875.94.668.23.956.93.9
Non-Hispanic, Black77.74.1******
Family incomebNegative/poor80.****
Near poor/low78.****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed72.72.682.
Not employed75.32.686.03.975.44.7**
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private65.03.3**70.64.760.84.6
Public only73.13.4******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only********
Medicare and private********
Medicare and other public********
Residence locationcMetropolitan66.82.678.53.968.13.660.23.7
  Large central metro65.**56.75.5
  Large fringe metro66.04.2******
  Medium metro66.06.0******
  Small metro********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish68.02.377.23.470.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good67.52.678.44.669.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities68.
Complex activities70.12.877.14.672.24.9**
Neither basic nor complex activities69.52.985.63.472.04.360.94.3

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_4-12d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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