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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total18.30.516.00.512.40.533.01.230.51.1
Age0–1735.31.029.81.022.21.256.82.156.72.0
18–4411.80.511.00.59.20.621.31.315.30.9
45–6411.30.510.70.58.80.521.71.516.81.3
65 and over**********
GenderMale16.10.514.00.510.90.528.01.426.71.0
Female20.50.618.00.613.90.637.61.534.51.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.71.258.21.552.42.169.92.160.01.7
Near poor/low35.41.034.61.331.31.841.92.037.51.7
Middle11.40.610.40.69.20.715.41.516.51.3
High2.50.22.30.22.00.24.50.95.91.2
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school24.61.027.01.323.01.539.82.820.11.3
High school graduate13.20.613.10.611.10.722.41.513.91.2
At least some college5.90.35.50.34.80.411.51.110.51.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.20.35.60.34.70.311.40.99.80.7
Not employed31.71.031.51.127.51.249.32.033.01.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.70.615.00.611.10.632.11.430.31.2
  Large central metro21.31.017.71.010.51.334.21.830.51.5
  Large fringe metro12.50.911.20.99.50.924.13.022.61.8
  Medium metro18.41.315.91.212.61.136.73.035.82.6
  Small metro18.81.816.51.813.61.632.94.338.73.8
Nonmetropolitan21.51.220.71.217.81.239.82.432.63.9
  Micropolitan19.81.519.01.516.81.636.42.229.93.1
  Noncore24.82.123.92.019.71.744.35.240.010.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.60.515.60.512.00.533.01.328.11.8
Other29.21.221.82.625.25.631.37.532.21.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.50.514.00.510.40.531.01.329.71.1
Fair/poor37.21.336.91.433.71.749.62.438.52.3
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities39.61.638.61.635.82.053.73.050.64.3
Complex activities50.71.749.61.846.32.363.23.262.44.6
Neither basic nor complex activities8.00.37.10.35.50.416.01.013.30.8

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_1_7-1b.html