Table 14_1_7-1b

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_7.1b
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.
Near poor/low35.
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school24.
High school graduate13.20.613.10.611.10.722.41.513.91.2
At least some college5.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.
Not employed31.
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.70.615.00.611.10.632.11.430.31.2
  Large central metro21.
  Large fringe metro12.50.911.
  Medium metro18.41.315.
  Small metro18.81.816.51.813.61.632.94.338.73.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.60.515.60.512.00.533.01.328.11.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.50.514.00.510.40.531.01.329.71.1
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities39.61.638.61.635.
Complex activities50.71.749.61.846.32.363.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.

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