Table 14_1_5-1a

2008 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 14_1_5.1a
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total14.10.413.80.415.60.814.32.0**20.63.315.81.8
Age0–176.40.46.40.55.50.89.62.5******
18–4420.10.619.80.722.01.416.62.6**33.85.426.23.8
45–6412.60.511.80.617.71.314.73.1****19.04.2
65 and over**************
GenderMale16.10.515.40.520.41.316.12.4**18.23.717.62.6
Female12.10.412.10.511.20.812.62.0**23.54.914.02.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor24.31.025.81.118.51.536.27.4****22.14.4
Near poor/low24.30.925.91.120.51.522.15.2****13.43.3
Middle13.90.613.60.715.11.514.12.6****18.83.6
High6.20.55.90.57.71.4********
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school33.30.934.41.130.62.622.05.4******
High school graduate19.10.618.20.722.21.726.75.1****24.65.7
At least some college10.00.59.20.514.01.111.32.2****22.34.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.80.515.40.618.51.014.02.0**23.14.622.53.3
Not employed22.00.820.90.926.12.123.84.5******
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.00.413.70.515.30.814.32.1**23.54.416.12.0
  Large central metro17.80.818.11.016.81.317.83.2****20.34.3
  Large fringe metro11.10.610.90.713.01.310.62.7****17.74.9
  Medium metro12.31.011.81.014.91.912.53.4******
  Small metro12.70.912.81.213.13.4********
Nonmetropolitan14.50.814.10.817.92.4********
  Micropolitan13.11.012.31.121.23.8********
  Noncore17.21.517.51.613.51.9********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.20.310.40.414.70.89.91.9**19.43.415.11.8
Other32.71.335.81.338.56.818.83.3******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.70.413.30.415.30.813.92.0**20.03.116.11.9
Fair/poor18.50.918.71.117.51.9********
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities14.41.014.31.112.31.8********
Complex activities14.91.114.71.313.42.0********
Neither basic nor complex activities17.20.516.50.621.31.216.22.3**28.05.423.13.5

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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 A, Data Sources.

* - 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.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_5-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_1_5-1a.html