Table 14_1_5-1d

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_5.1d
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over********
RaceWhite, single race16.40.534.
Black, single race20.
Asian, single race15.
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race26.34.7******
Multiple races23.52.8**24.65.722.34.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.60.426.
Non-Hispanic, White12.10.425.51.314.
Non-Hispanic, Black20.
Family incomebNegative/poor36.21.338.41.737.
Near poor/low32.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.70.535.
Not employed21.90.829.91.423.51.313.71.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.533.
  Large central metro21.
  Large fringe metro13.20.730.
  Medium metro15.
  Small metro16.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.426.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.70.534.
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities14.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities17.10.535.

a Persons ages 18–64. 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.

b 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.

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_5-1d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.