Table 14_1_7-1a

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_7.1a
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over**************
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.****72.34.7
Near poor/low35.****37.45.6
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school24.******
High school graduate13.20.611.50.622.****14.73.5
At least some college5.****13.43.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.****8.51.7
Not employed31.******
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.70.615.10.632.31.311.81.8**38.64.829.93.1
  Large central metro21.****31.24.9
  Large fringe metro12.50.911.10.924.53.0******26.06.0
  Medium metro18.41.315.71.337.33.0******34.04.7
  Small metro18.81.816.51.733.14.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.60.513.40.533.**34.93.929.52.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.50.514.00.531.**35.24.429.22.9
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities39.61.637.11.954.62.9********
Complex activities50.71.748.********
Neither basic nor complex activities8.**18.44.310.22.0

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_7-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.