Table 16_2_1-2c

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_1.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.30.429.61.423.
RaceWhite, single race16.80.532.11.825.31.520.
Black, single race14.30.922.01.917.11.912.
Asian, single race16.01.942.
Multiple races15.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races17.00.533.81.727.51.520.
  Non-Hispanic, White17.80.640.82.331.
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.30.922.11.917.
Hispanic, all races12.80.818.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school17.40.823.51.820.71.614.
High school graduate19.30.637.62.322.91.620.
At least some college14.60.543.22.633.12.319.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.30.426.91.722.31.316.
Not employed29.10.940.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored15.80.656.83.940.12.422.
Private, nongroup46.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSU52.57.424.04.7
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured17.
Full-year uninsured13.60.927.72.512.
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.40.428.91.722.01.318.
  Large central metro14.00.724.
  Large fringe metro14.90.931.23.924.
  Medium metro16.
  Small metro18.21.538.84.422.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.533.01.526.51.519.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.00.426.71.522.
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.444.02.738.83.533.62.715.42.2
Complex activities34.91.643.42.837.03.435.23.419.43.4
Neither basic nor complex activities14.80.431.01.623.
U.S. bornYes16.60.530.41.525.31.419.

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