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Table 14_4_3-2d

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_4_3.2d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over4.
RaceWhite, single race7.20.310.
Black, single race8.
Asian, single race4.10.9****4.11.2
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race15.03.6******
Multiple races11.82.1******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.20.310.
Non-Hispanic, White7.10.310.
Non-Hispanic, Black8.
Family incomebNegative/poor13.80.813.
Near poor/low10.60.711.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.60.311.
Not employed9.60.611.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private5.
Public only13.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.**
Medicare and private2.90.5**
Medicare and other public8.****
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.
  Large central metro7.20.410.
  Large fringe metro6.
  Medium metro8.20.611.
  Small metro6.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.30.310.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.90.812.71.411.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities6.

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_4_3-2d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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