Table 16_1_5-1b

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_5.1b
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.30.411.50.410.80.414.50.728.60.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.
Near poor/low24.50.920.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school33.
High school graduate20.90.618.50.717.20.823.81.535.61.9
At least some college10.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.50.513.00.512.00.518.
Not employed21.10.817.50.816.00.923.31.740.01.9
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.10.411.00.410.10.514.00.828.50.9
  Large central metro17.40.812.60.911.
  Large fringe metro11.
  Medium metro12.70.911.10.910.50.913.91.824.73.0
  Small metro13.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.50.410.90.410.40.413.90.717.21.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.90.411.10.410.30.514.00.728.30.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities14.
Complex activities13.
Neither basic nor complex activities17.50.513.80.512.50.519.90.938.61.3

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.

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