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Table 14_3_4-3c

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_4.3c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over43.43.1**62.75.333.04.9**
RaceWhite, single race64.21.378.
Black, single race73.**
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races81.85.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.01.375.72.378.
Non-Hispanic, White61.21.575.72.877.42.862.52.641.42.9
Non-Hispanic, Black72.**
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.**
High school graduate69.51.776.63.581.62.768.
At least some college58.91.977.34.477.33.963.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.01.582.
Not employed72.41.878.32.783.32.971.94.5**
Health insurance, under age 65Any private57.21.974.
Public only72.****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only51.85.1********
Medicare and private31.24.1********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.379.
  Large central metro66.
  Large fringe metro61.92.484.14.586.63.762.
  Medium metro65.22.781.
  Small metro69.44.1**76.96.6****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.81.477.12.578.82.465.12.343.82.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.
Complex activities70.**
Neither basic nor complex activities65.91.480.12.880.62.868.92.645.72.9

a 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.

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.

* - 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_4-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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