Table 16_2_1-2a

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_1.2a
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 by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.30.416.80.514.30.916.01.9DSUDSU9.92.715.22.2
Family incomebNegative/poor29.61.432.11.822.01.942.99.2DSUDSUDSUDSU33.36.5
Near poor/low23.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school17.40.817.30.916.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate19.30.620.00.718.01.517.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college14.60.515.10.610.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.30.413.80.511.10.912.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSU10.32.4
Not employed29.10.929.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored15.80.616.30.613.41.315.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSU12.72.7
Private, nongroup46.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured17.
Full-year uninsured13.60.913.
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.40.415.80.513.
  Large central metro14.00.713.90.813.21.416.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSU16.73.8
  Large fringe metro14.90.915.
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro18.21.518.71.717.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.517.40.614.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.00.415.50.512.80.915.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSU14.02.1
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.432.51.630.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities34.91.636.91.926.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities14.80.415.10.512.90.915.42.0DSUDSU11.
U.S. bornYes16.60.517.20.614.

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.

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_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.