Table 14_2_1-1c

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_1.1c
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over**********
RaceWhite, single race16.30.928.12.424.31.914.
Black, single race13.01.316.**
Asian, single race18.05.0********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races23.14.6********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.60.822.
Non-Hispanic, White13.00.924.
Non-Hispanic, Black12.91.315.**
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school21.61.427.02.525.02.315.42.4**
High school graduate15.
At least some college13.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.50.927.12.423.91.714.
Not employed21.51.627.52.625.**
Health insurance, under age 65Any private7.20.715.62.910.
Public only21.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.927.
  Large central metro20.01.529.
  Large fringe metro15.91.632.25.919.73.717.
  Medium metro15.31.927.**
  Small metro9.31.6**17.74.0****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.721.31.920.21.811.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.70.822.71.921.11.612.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities27.13.0********
Complex activities27.13.5********
Neither basic nor complex activities14.90.824.81.922.41.712.

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_1-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.