Table 16_2_1-2b

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_1.2b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.30.417.00.517.80.614.30.912.80.8
Family incomebNegative/poor29.61.433.81.740.82.322.11.918.92.0
Near poor/low23.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school17.40.820.
High school graduate19.30.620.40.721.40.818.21.512.41.2
At least some college14.60.514.70.515.30.611.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.30.413.80.414.50.511.30.910.10.8
Not employed29.10.931.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored15.80.615.80.616.30.713.41.315.81.5
Private, nongroup46.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured17.
Full-year uninsured13.60.916.
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.40.416.00.516.70.613.
  Large central metro14.00.715.20.815.
  Large fringe metro14.90.915.
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro18.21.517.81.618.31.716.83.721.73.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.516.90.517.70.614.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.00.415.60.516.30.612.80.911.80.8
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.431.91.532.81.830.
Complex activities34.91.635.11.737.
Neither basic nor complex activities14.80.415.40.516.00.512.90.911.50.7
U.S. bornYes16.60.517.00.517.80.614.

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