Table 14_1_6-1b

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_6.1b
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total25.80.522.50.520.80.628.41.043.11.1
Age0–1717.70.715.30.814.10.916.11.427.51.4
18–4434.80.730.20.728.30.837.91.456.41.3
45–6420.20.618.30.716.50.728.41.539.12.1
65 and over**********
GenderMale27.30.623.80.621.60.732.51.544.91.2
Female24.30.621.20.620.00.724.81.141.21.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.91.239.31.542.11.932.42.049.21.9
Near poor/low42.11.239.01.539.71.938.22.150.51.7
Middle26.70.923.70.922.31.027.31.942.82.1
High12.10.711.30.710.50.715.22.123.42.6
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school48.11.041.31.440.61.645.22.760.91.5
High school graduate31.40.828.30.826.00.937.01.651.72.2
At least some college20.50.719.20.717.40.827.11.437.02.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.40.623.80.622.00.732.91.250.41.4
Not employed34.70.930.31.027.61.238.82.255.81.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.70.622.00.620.10.728.21.143.21.1
  Large central metro31.01.025.21.222.31.730.41.745.91.4
  Large fringe metro21.80.919.31.017.91.025.92.141.22.8
  Medium metro23.41.221.41.220.01.127.33.037.92.8
  Small metro23.61.421.81.421.71.622.73.838.63.9
Nonmetropolitan26.21.024.91.023.61.030.32.642.25.1
  Micropolitan25.31.324.21.222.61.434.74.137.36.2
  Noncore27.92.126.22.025.52.324.41.455.37.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.50.521.70.520.20.627.81.031.61.5
Other47.51.436.93.446.36.155.99.051.81.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.20.521.80.519.90.628.21.143.21.1
Fair/poor32.11.130.21.330.31.530.02.441.92.3
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities26.11.325.51.425.81.722.52.232.33.5
Complex activities26.51.426.01.526.01.824.92.831.74.2
Neither basic nor complex activities29.00.624.90.622.50.735.71.352.51.3

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: 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_6-1b: 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_6-1b.html