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Table 16_3_6-8b

2010 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_6.8b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons,a by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 63.72.963.
65 and over50.
Family incomebNegative/poor73.
Near poor/low70.66.571.27.468.97.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school79.
High school graduate70.23.370.73.467.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college57.53.356.63.455.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed66.62.965.
Not employed76.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private57.84.357.94.556.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only65.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan63.
  Large central metro69.34.567.45.467.66.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro56.85.856.
  Medium metro59.86.764.67.761.89.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.63.472.73.572.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.03.866.23.965.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.72.764.42.963.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes62.92.963.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using six age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-8b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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