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Table 16_4_1-1b

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_4_1.1b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 11.70.412.10.412.30.412.
65 and over10.50.810.50.810.40.912.21.611.02.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor15.40.817.
Near poor/low14.60.816.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school15.90.718.
High school graduate14.50.614.80.714.50.814.
At least some college12.20.512.20.512.00.515.91.513.01.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.20.513.40.513.30.513.
Not employed18.40.919.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private10.00.410.20.410.10.411.
Public only13.10.815.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.
Medicare and private9.
Medicare and other public13.71.616.
Residence locationcMetropolitan11.40.411.80.512.10.511.
  Large central metro10.80.511.20.611.70.812.
  Large fringe metro11.30.711.80.811.90.910.
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro11.11.311.41.412.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.20.412.40.412.30.412.40.710.51.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good10.00.410.40.410.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities25.10.925.
Complex activities29.81.329.91.430.21.627.62.429.54.4
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.411.70.411.50.512.80.810.50.8

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_4_1-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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