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Table 16_3_6-1b

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 16_3_6.1b
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, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over45.03.442.73.639.44.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.
Near poor/low78.11.977.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.21.877.
High school graduate69.81.969.
At least some college56.11.854.91.954.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed66.51.465.31.665.11.969.43.374.83.0
Not employed73.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private56.71.656.41.855.
Public only73.52.573.82.876.73.568.04.872.24.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only48.35.944.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.94.639.74.738.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.363.81.562.51.869.52.575.02.2
  Large central metro66.41.963.62.459.93.571.
  Large fringe metro63.62.362.22.562.82.954.95.7DSUDSU
  Medium metro64.
  Small metro69.23.869.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.41.462.21.661.11.869.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities64.01.863.
Complex activities71.
Neither basic nor complex activities65.41.563.81.762.71.970.

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 A, Data Sources.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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