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 26.10.525.70.628.51.022.12.836.38.137.74.128.52.4
Age0–1718.20.718.60.816.31.211.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU17.43.3
18–4435.20.734.60.839.21.628.93.4DSUDSU46.85.747.64.0
45–6420.60.619.80.725.71.420.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale27.80.627.10.732.31.422.42.9DSUDSU38.04.933.43.4
Female24.50.624.40.725.01.021.83.1DSUDSU37.45.224.23.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.81.344.21.535.52.153.07.4DSUDSUDSUDSU35.77.2
Near poor/low42.31.244.81.436.72.327.65.3DSUDSUDSUDSU24.24.5
Middle27.80.828.00.925.61.924.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSU32.64.8
High12.40.611.80.715.91.711.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSU22.45.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school48.81.150.51.242.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 employed33.91.033.21.136.82.031.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan26.00.625.60.728.21.121.92.9DSUDSU38.45.528.52.5
  Large central metro30.51.031.21.029.91.725.44.7DSUDSUDSUDSU26.25.1
  Large fringe metro22.01.221.31.326.52.416.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSU26.55.8
  Medium metro24.71.224.21.325.42.422.15.1DSUDSUDSUDSU35.45.3
  Small metro24.21.523.91.727.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan27.11.026.51.130.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU28.86.5
  Micropolitan27.01.426.51.533.33.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore27.22.126.62.326.44.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.90.521.90.627.61.014.72.3DSUDSU34.84.229.52.4
Other48.01.352.71.453.77.728.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.50.525.00.628.11.022.43.038.98.737.34.328.42.7
Fair/poor32.91.234.11.431.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_1_6-1a.html