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Table 16_4_3-1c

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_3.1c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over3.
RaceWhite, single race6.
Black, single race7.
Asian, single race3.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSU5.21.5DSUDSU
Multiple races9.21.6DSUDSU12.13.510.22.7DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races6.
Non-Hispanic, White6.30.311.
Non-Hispanic, Black7.
Hispanic, all races5.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school9.20.611.
High school graduate8.10.512.31.410.
At least some college5.90.311.61.410.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.20.311.
Not employed10.10.714.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.
Public only8.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.30.7DSUDSU7.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSU5.
Medicare and other public5.
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.
  Large central metro6.
  Large fringe metro6.
  Medium metro6.10.610.
  Small metro6.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.30.616.71.612.91.311.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities6.40.310.

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: 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_3-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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