Table 16_2_2-1b

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_2.1b
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's 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
Family incomebNegative/poor43.363.0944.683.3952.034.1525.124.5135.057.54
Near poor/low10.811.1712.051.4115.591.98DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school9.641.0711.091.4212.531.677.362.055.641.41
High school graduate5.190.475.400.515.460.595.
At least some college4.440.304.480.314.810.362.120.553.741.02
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.590.243.680.264.000.312.030.432.630.58
Not employed14.511.0414.461.0814.561.2415.552.6115.193.11
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.510.284.510.304.880.363.100.474.460.81
  Large central metro3.930.524.150.604.490.753.640.682.870.66
  Large fringe metro3.950.493.890.494.230.59DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro5.580.695.590.745.860.88DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro5.611.064.981.215.411.41DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.450.274.500.284.840.342.540.443.930.79
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities12.391.3212.471.4012.181.5312.452.96DSUDSU
Complex activities21.232.2321.092.3321.372.61DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.370.264.440.284.740.332.860.473.670.67

a 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 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_2-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.