Table 16_1_7-1a

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_7.1a
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.30.515.60.533.
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.81.354.21.570.
Near poor/low35.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school24.20.920.
High school graduate13.60.612.10.721.
At least some college6.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.
Not employed32.
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.60.514.80.532.
  Large central metro20.80.916.90.935.91.916.12.7DSUDSUDSUDSU26.65.1
  Large fringe metro12.50.911.10.924.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU30.25.7
  Medium metro18.
  Small metro19.01.716.81.726.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.513.30.533.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.60.514.00.531.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities39.01.335.51.555.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities54.41.551.41.766.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities8.

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_7-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.