Table 16_2_1-1a

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_2_1.1a
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.50.418.00.515.70.812.72.017.54.424.55.414.31.9
Age0–1717.30.718.10.914.91.111.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSU15.32.9
18–4413.80.514.40.511.60.810.21.9DSUDSU26.27.110.52.5
45–6423.00.723.20.823.81.417.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.30.516.90.513.80.911.72.3DSUDSU24.65.314.72.5
Female18.60.519.20.617.41.013.52.1DSUDSU24.57.114.02.3
Family incomebNegative/poor33.91.436.71.828.62.038.79.2DSUDSUDSUDSU25.55.5
Near poor/low23.61.225.21.418.62.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.04.9
Middle18.80.920.21.011.01.415.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High8.20.68.70.64.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school20.70.821.00.920.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate20.10.620.70.817.11.515.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college15.00.615.60.612.81.110.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSU12.03.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.414.50.511.40.89.81.7DSUDSU22.06.510.12.4
Not employed31.80.932.71.129.91.925.24.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.617.60.713.61.110.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSU15.43.4
Private, nongroup51.53.551.33.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only18.00.918.91.217.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.13.0
Part-year uninsured16.91.016.31.119.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Full-year uninsured14.20.914.21.015.11.513.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.517.00.515.00.812.82.0DSUDSU26.06.013.12.0
  Large central metro14.30.713.90.816.91.312.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSU8.42.4
  Large fringe metro15.50.916.71.09.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro20.01.020.11.117.82.420.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSU23.95.3
  Small metro18.51.819.52.113.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan22.91.223.31.320.82.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.25.7
  Micropolitan22.11.522.31.620.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore24.42.325.42.620.74.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.518.70.615.80.814.02.6DSUDSU25.45.714.62.0
Other12.71.013.31.111.03.211.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.416.70.513.50.711.82.015.04.024.05.313.41.8
Fair/poor33.11.233.91.432.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities34.11.434.01.635.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities40.21.641.21.838.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.416.10.512.80.812.41.9DSUDSU22.55.311.52.4

a Health insurance premium is the sum of insurance premiums (imputed) and Medicare Part B. Total family income is the sum of person-level pre-tax total income, refund income, and sale income. "Family" is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units.

b 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.

c 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.

d Insurance categories are defined hierarchically in the order shown. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B, Detailed Methods.

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_2_1-1a: 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_2_1-1a.html