Table 16_1_5-1a

2009 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 16_1_5.1a
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.30.414.40.414.60.712.92.2DSUDSU20.53.312.31.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.
Near poor/low24.50.926.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school33.
High school graduate20.90.620.30.823.71.524.04.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college10.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.50.516.30.518.
Not employed21.10.821.00.923.21.722.35.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.10.414.30.514.10.812.72.2DSUDSU19.83.912.01.8
  Large central metro17.40.818.60.914.
  Large fringe metro11.60.811.70.913.
  Medium metro12.70.912.
  Small metro13.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.50.411.10.414.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.90.413.90.514.20.713.42.3DSUDSU20.03.711.41.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities14.
Complex activities13.
Neither basic nor complex activities17.50.517.30.520.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_1_5-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.