Chapter 9 (Text Descriptions)

National Healthcare Quality Report, 2011


Figure 9.1. People under age 65 with health insurance, by age and gender, 1999-2009

Year0-17 (percent insured)18-44 (percent insured)45-64 (percent insured)
199988.179.087.8
200087.477.687.4
200188.877.887.8
200289.177.086.9
200390.276.587.5
200490.876.587.2
200590.776.587.1
200690.575.486.8
200791.076.186.5
200891.075.686.4
200991.874.185.4

YearMale (percent insured)Female (percent insured)
199982.885.0
200081.984.1
200182.584.7
200281.684.8
200382.384.7
200482.185.1
200582.185
200681.284.7
200781.884.9
200881.784.6
200980.684.3

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 1999-2009.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65.

Note: NHIS respondents are asked about health insurance coverage at the time of interview. Respondents are considered insured if they have private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, a State-sponsored health plan, other government-sponsored health plan, or a military health plan, or if their only coverage is through the Indian Health Service.

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Figure 9.2. People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by age and gender, 2002-2008

Age2002200320042005200620072008
0-17 (percent uninsured)7.77.17.36.46.47.97.5
18-44 (percent uninsured)18.119.019.520.120.321.321.1
45-64 (percent uninsured)11.712.212.512.613.313.314.7

Gender2002200320042005200620072008
Male (percent uninsured)15.015.616.116.116.417.417.5
Female (percent uninsured)11.811.812.012.112.213.013.3

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2008.

Denominator: For this measure, lower rates are better. Civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65.

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Figure 9.3. People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, California, 2009

English Only9.8
English Well/Very Well17.9
English Not Well/Not At All35.6
English11.6
Spanish36.2
Vietnamese17.6
Korean49.4
Other20.5
Born in U.S.8.5
Not Born in U.S.22.6

Source: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey, 2009.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized populations ages 0-64 in California.

Note: For this measure, lower rates are better. Data did not meet criteria for statistical reliability for Chinese speakers. The English proficiency of respondents is characterized by the following categories: English Only, English Well/Very Well, and English Not Well/Not At All.

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Figure 9.4. People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenses were more than 10% of total family income, by insurance, gender, age, and activity limitation, 2008

Private ESIPrivate NongroupPublic OnlyMaleFemale0-1718-4445-64BasicComplexNeither Basic nor Complex
17.0%48.7%15.6%16.2%18.4%17.7%14.5%20.8%30.9%36.8%15.3%

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2008.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65.

Note: For this measure, lower rates are better. Total financial burden includes premiums and out-of-pocket costs for health care services.

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Figure 9.5. People with a specific source of ongoing care, by age and gender, 1999-2009

Year0-17 (percent)18-44 (percent)Ages 45-64 (percent)65+ (percent)
199993.377.888.794.9
200092.978.989.595.7
200194.179.990.796.2
200293.878.990.896.1
200394.679.390.296.6
200494.677.488.995.8
200594.777.189.996.3
200694.476.088.896.3
200794.076.988.996.0
200894.375.989.196.3
200994.574.187.796.6

YearMale (percent)Female (percent)
199982.290.5
200083.690.3
200184.991.1
200284.390.7
200384.591.1
200483.489.9
200583.390.3
200682.589.6
200782.889.8
200882.289.9
200981.789.2

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 1999-2009.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population.

Note: Measure is age adjusted. A hospital emergency room is not included as a specific source of primary care.

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Figure 9.6. People with a usual primary care provider, by age and insurance, 2002-2008

YearTotal0-1718-4445-6465+
200277.386.964.980.790.2
200377.688.164.381.489.8
200477.488.763.880.290.7
200576.687.962.679.989.8
200677.689.563.280.891.1
200776.387.561.580.190.6
200875.686.860.878.890.1

YearPrivate Insurance (<65)Public Insurance (<65)Uninsured (<65)
200280.379.444.9
200381.379.443.5
200480.182.244.6
200579.481.144.0
200680.681.745.4
200779.481.144.0
200878.680.943.0

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2008.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population.

Note: A usual primary care provider is defined as the source of care that a person usually goes to for new health problems, preventive health care, and referrals to other health professionals.

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Figure 9.7. People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines in the last 12 months, by age and insurance status, 2002-2008

YearTotal0-1718-4445-6465+
200210.95.713.113.89.3
200311.06.612.813.89.2
200411.05.512.914.29.6
200511.46.313.014.410.6
200611.76.013.515.210.5
200710.05.411.612.78.6
200810.24.211.514.38.9

YearAny Private InsurancePublic Insurance OnlyUninsured
20029.413.618.0
20039.214.518.4
20049.114.318.7
20059.313.520.6
200610.013.119.5
20078.112.017.5
20088.412.717.2

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2007.

Denominator: Civilian noninstitutionalized population, all ages.

Note: For this measure, lower rates are better.

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Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Chapter 9 (Text Descriptions): National Healthcare Quality Report, 2011. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr11/chap9txt.html