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.
Family incomebNegative/poor33.91.436.71.828.
Near poor/low23.
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.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.414.50.511.
Not employed31.80.932.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.617.60.713.
Public only18.00.918.
Part-year uninsured16.
Full-year uninsured14.20.914.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.517.00.515.00.812.82.0DSUDSU26.
  Large central metro14.30.713.90.816.91.312.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSU8.42.4
  Large fringe metro15.50.916.
  Medium metro20.
  Small metro18.51.819.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.518.70.615.80.814.02.6DSUDSU25.45.714.62.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.416.70.513.50.711.
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.