Table 14_2_1-1a

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_2_1.1a
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over**************
Family incomeaNegative/poor25.41.928.12.416.83.1********
Near poor/low22.61.524.31.915.72.8********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school21.61.423.01.614.12.4********
High school graduate15.********
At least some college13.********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.50.915.********
Not employed21.51.622.31.818.13.4********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private7.********
Public only21.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private**************
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.917.******
  Large central metro20.01.521.61.715.52.5********
  Large fringe metro15.91.614.51.718.73.8********
  Medium metro15.31.915.********
  Small metro9.31.610.22.0**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.712.90.812.81.4********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.70.815.00.911.21.318.05.2******
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities27.**********
Complex activities27.13.526.44.4**********
Neither basic nor complex activities14.90.815.20.912.41.416.54.8******

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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_2_1-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.