Table 16_2_1-1

2010 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_1.1
People under age 65 whose family's out-of-pocket health insurance premiums and medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a United States, 2006-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.30.417.50.4
RaceWhite, single race16.80.518.00.5
Black, single race14.30.915.70.8
Asian, single race16.01.912.72.0
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU17.54.4
AI/AN, single race9.92.724.55.4
Multiple races15.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races17.00.518.00.5
  Non-Hispanic, White17.80.618.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.30.915.70.8
Hispanic, all races12.80.814.90.7
Family incomebNegative/poor29.61.433.91.4
Near poor/low23.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school17.40.820.70.8
High school graduate19.30.620.10.6
At least some college14.60.515.00.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.30.413.90.4
Not employed29.10.931.80.9
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored15.80.616.90.6
Private, nongroup46.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured17.
Full-year uninsured13.60.914.20.9
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.40.416.50.5
  Large central metro14.00.714.30.7
  Large fringe metro14.90.915.50.9
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro18.21.518.51.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.518.10.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.00.416.00.4
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.434.11.4
Complex activities34.91.640.21.6
Neither basic nor complex activities14.80.415.50.4
U.S. bornYes16.60.5DNCDNC

a For income, expenditures, and premiums, a family is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units (HIEUs). For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.

e For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.