Table 16_2_1-1c

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_1.1c
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 family income,b United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.50.433.91.423.61.218.80.98.20.6
Age0–1717.30.727.81.821.81.718.01.36.41.0
18–4413.80.530.71.618.01.113.50.96.40.6
45–6423.00.753.32.238.51.929.11.411.10.8
GenderMale16.30.533.31.722.91.217.40.97.70.6
Female18.60.534.51.524.31.420.21.08.80.6
RaceWhite, single race18.00.536.71.825.21.420.21.08.70.6
Black, single race15.70.828.62.018.62.211.01.44.40.9
Asian, single race12.72.038.79.2DSUDSU15.03.3DSUDSU
NHOPI, single race17.54.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race24.55.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races14.31.925.55.519.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.00.536.71.727.21.520.21.08.30.6
Non-Hispanic, White18.90.642.52.531.61.922.41.18.90.6
Non-Hispanic, Black15.70.829.12.018.72.211.21.44.00.9
Hispanic, all races14.90.726.11.914.71.411.61.37.41.8
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school20.70.832.12.120.41.416.71.212.62.1
High school graduate20.10.638.12.325.61.720.91.29.41.0
At least some college15.00.645.82.827.61.918.71.28.10.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.430.72.021.11.116.60.87.50.5
Not employed31.80.944.61.934.01.831.41.917.11.7
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.664.93.138.62.321.61.27.40.6
Private, nongroup51.53.5DSUDSU80.26.354.06.233.95.4
Public only18.00.922.61.614.71.512.62.1DSUDSU
Part-year uninsured16.91.038.62.713.91.412.31.57.71.5
Full-year uninsured14.20.928.22.313.31.28.71.38.62.1
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.533.51.622.01.317.91.08.00.6
  Large central metro14.30.730.72.018.31.413.11.26.61.0
  Large fringe metro15.50.937.73.522.22.919.41.98.00.9
  Medium metro20.01.035.63.527.32.520.71.910.51.3
  Small metro18.51.832.55.322.64.523.33.96.71.5
Nonmetropolitan22.91.235.52.930.73.022.91.710.11.5
  Micropolitan22.11.536.33.127.33.725.02.39.31.5
  Noncore24.42.334.05.535.74.619.02.812.63.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.536.71.626.71.420.20.98.50.6
Other12.71.024.02.712.81.59.61.4DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.431.51.521.91.117.80.97.80.5
Fair/poor33.11.245.92.336.42.431.22.317.72.0
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities34.11.449.02.644.42.932.62.516.42.0
Complex activities40.21.650.72.548.23.236.43.020.33.0
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.434.21.621.51.117.80.88.10.5

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_1-1c: 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_1-1c.html