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
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.50.418.00.518.90.615.70.814.90.7
Family incomebNegative/poor33.91.436.71.742.52.529.
Near poor/low23.
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school20.70.824.
High school graduate20.10.620.80.721.70.917.21.515.71.4
At least some college15.00.615.20.615.80.712.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.414.20.515.10.511.50.811.70.7
Not employed31.80.933.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.616.60.617.50.713.
Private, nongroup51.53.551.43.651.33.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only18.00.919.
Part-year uninsured16.
Full-year uninsured14.20.916.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.516.80.517.60.615.10.814.70.8
  Large central metro14.30.714.60.914.
  Large fringe metro15.50.915.
  Medium metro20.
  Small metro18.51.818.51.819.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.518.30.518.90.615.90.916.61.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.416.50.517.40.613.60.713.70.7
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.