Table 16_1_6-1a

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_6.1a
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 26.10.525.70.628.
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.81.344.21.535.
Near poor/low42.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school48.
High school graduate33.60.832.20.939.11.939.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college20.10.719.00.725.71.620.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSU39.05.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed28.00.627.20.733.41.524.22.8DSUDSU35.95.643.14.0
Not employed33.
Residence locationcMetropolitan26.00.625.60.728.
  Large central metro30.
  Large fringe metro22.
  Medium metro24.
  Small metro24.21.523.91.727.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.90.521.90.627.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.50.525.00.628.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities25.51.324.61.527.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities25.91.425.71.727.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities29.50.628.50.635.41.325.13.1DSUDSU37.74.443.53.9

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_6-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.