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2011 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_6.1_2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.564.81.769.92.645.86.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.31.982.62.362.85.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low76.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school77.
High school graduate72.31.970.
At least some college57.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.31.766.61.975.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed74.32.375.22.869.64.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private55.52.354.82.568.75.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only72.62.476.32.858.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.
Residence locationcMetropolitan64.21.763.61.969.22.846.06.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro62.72.563.
  Large fringe metro61.
  Medium metro68.43.567.53.973.75.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro64.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.01.662.81.870.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.31.862.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.
Complex activities70.42.770.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.21.765.51.973.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes64.61.763.61.869.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 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: T16_3_6_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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