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Title:
   Percentage of Persons Unable to Get or Delayed in Getting Needed Medical Care, Dental Care, or Prescription Medicines: United States, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 282
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   April 7, 2010
Description:
   In 2007, approximately 1 in 10 persons in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population (approximately 30 million persons) were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines in the last 12 months. In 2007, an estimated 5.5 percent of the population were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care which was higher than the 4.7 percent of persons who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care and the 3.1 percent of persons who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines.
Author(s):
   Frances M. Chevarley, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Access to Health Care, Dental Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st282/stat282.pdf (138 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st282/stat282.shtml
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