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Table 16_4_2-2d

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_4_2.2d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over2.
RaceWhite, single race5.
Black, single race4.
Asian, single race2.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSU3.31.0
Multiple races6.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.
  Non-Hispanic, White5.
  Non-Hispanic, Black4.
Hispanic, all races4.
Family incomebNegative/poor11.
Near poor/low7.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.
Not employed8.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private4.
Public only10.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2.50.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSU4.00.8
Medicare and other public3.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan5.
  Large central metro5.
  Large fringe metro5.
  Medium metro5.
  Small metro5.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities10.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities4.
U.S. bornYes5.

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, 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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_2-2d: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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