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
65 and over**************
Family incomeaNegative/poor24.****22.14.4
Near poor/low24.30.925.****13.43.3
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school33.30.934.******
High school graduate19.10.618.20.722.21.726.75.1****24.65.7
At least some college10.****22.34.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.80.515.40.618.**23.14.622.53.3
Not employed22.00.820.90.926.******
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.00.413.70.515.30.814.32.1**23.54.416.12.0
  Large central metro17.80.818.****20.34.3
  Large fringe metro11.10.610.90.713.01.310.62.7****17.74.9
  Medium metro12.******
  Small metro12.70.912.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.20.310.40.414.**19.43.415.11.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.70.413.30.415.30.813.92.0**
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities14.********
Complex activities14.********
Neither basic nor complex activities17.20.516.50.621.**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.