Table 14_2_1-1d

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_1.1d
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over********
RaceWhite, single race16.20.923.01.615.
Black, single race13.71.414.12.415.
Asian, single race16.34.6******
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.70.818.51.914.
Non-Hispanic, White13.10.919.52.513.61.511.01.1
Non-Hispanic, Black13.71.415.12.414.
Family incomebNegative/poor26.51.927.02.522.
Near poor/low23.01.525.02.321.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.50.922.11.814.
Not employed21.51.624.22.323.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private7.
Public only23.32.524.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only********
Medicare and private********
Medicare and other public********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.922.41.617.01.313.91.1
  Large central metro20.41.426.52.618.31.818.32.0
  Large fringe metro14.51.517.82.718.82.910.91.7
  Medium metro15.41.923.03.714.62.811.92.3
  Small metro10.21.811.**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.718.31.813.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.50.819.21.313.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities26.82.932.34.623.54.8**
Complex activities27.03.6******
Neither basic nor complex activities15.00.820.21.414.

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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