Table 16_2_1-1b

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_1.1b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.50.418.00.518.90.615.70.814.90.7
Age0–1717.30.717.80.819.11.115.21.115.21.2
18–4413.80.514.30.515.10.611.50.911.70.7
45–6423.00.723.00.823.20.923.91.422.91.6
GenderMale16.30.516.80.517.70.613.80.914.20.9
Female18.60.519.20.520.10.717.51.015.60.8
Family incomebNegative/poor33.91.436.71.742.52.529.12.026.11.9
Near poor/low23.61.227.21.531.61.918.72.214.71.4
Middle18.80.920.21.022.41.111.21.411.61.3
High8.20.68.30.68.90.64.00.97.41.8
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school20.70.824.11.126.01.420.61.614.41.0
High school graduate20.10.620.80.721.70.917.21.515.71.4
At least some college15.00.615.20.615.80.712.91.113.71.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.414.20.515.10.511.50.811.70.7
Not employed31.80.933.11.134.71.329.91.925.01.4
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.616.60.617.50.713.61.119.41.5
Private, nongroup51.53.551.43.651.33.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only18.00.919.41.221.71.917.91.514.31.3
Part-year uninsured16.91.018.11.217.71.419.22.112.71.6
Full-year uninsured14.20.916.11.216.91.415.21.610.11.1
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.516.80.517.60.615.10.814.70.8
  Large central metro14.30.714.60.914.11.217.11.313.40.8
  Large fringe metro15.50.915.81.017.41.29.31.313.42.0
  Medium metro20.01.020.11.020.21.117.92.419.62.0
  Small metro18.51.818.51.819.62.113.52.218.54.5
Nonmetropolitan22.91.223.31.323.91.520.72.617.02.3
  Micropolitan22.11.522.71.623.01.820.73.116.03.3
  Noncore24.42.324.62.525.72.820.84.720.34.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.518.30.518.90.615.90.916.61.2
Other12.71.011.52.013.13.8DSUDSU13.31.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.416.50.517.40.613.60.713.70.7
Fair/poor33.11.234.41.435.81.732.22.826.92.3
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities34.11.434.11.434.21.735.42.933.93.6
Complex activities40.21.640.41.641.51.938.63.338.24.1
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.415.90.516.70.612.80.813.50.7

a Health insurance premium is the sum of insurance premiums (imputed) and Medicare Part B. Total family income is the sum of person-level pretax 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: 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_1-1b: 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_1-1b.html