Table 16_2_1-2d

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_1.2d
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 education,b United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.50.417.40.819.30.614.60.5
Age18-4412.90.513.00.915.10.811.70.6
45-6421.70.626.71.524.91.118.70.8
GenderMale15.10.516.41.017.20.813.40.6
Female17.90.518.71.121.50.915.70.6
RaceWhite, single race16.90.517.30.920.00.715.10.6
Black, single race14.70.916.61.918.01.510.91.2
Asian, single race16.82.0DSUDSU17.13.914.82.0
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race10.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races14.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races17.20.420.51.120.40.714.70.5
  Non-Hispanic, White17.80.521.41.321.40.815.30.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.80.916.91.918.21.511.01.2
Hispanic, all races12.50.712.01.012.41.213.51.3
Family incomecNegative/poor33.61.423.51.837.62.343.22.6
Near poor/low25.61.220.71.622.91.633.12.3
Middle18.90.814.31.420.41.319.51.1
High7.30.49.31.79.01.06.50.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.30.412.60.915.70.712.20.5
Not employed29.10.925.71.432.61.729.01.4
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored15.60.519.91.519.80.913.20.6
Private, nongroup49.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSU44.54.4
Public only20.51.416.91.824.52.620.92.8
Part-year uninsured17.01.018.91.918.81.715.01.5
Full-year uninsured13.20.712.21.113.51.113.81.4
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.70.416.60.918.50.714.00.5
  Large central metro14.20.714.21.217.21.312.90.8
  Large fringe metro15.50.918.62.217.51.413.91.0
  Medium metro17.10.917.91.819.41.515.31.1
  Small metro18.41.519.12.822.32.215.41.8
Nonmetropolitan20.91.121.11.722.41.519.41.7
  Micropolitan21.61.218.02.024.31.820.72.1
  Noncore19.41.926.32.918.42.816.62.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.90.419.51.019.80.714.60.5
Other13.71.013.11.213.81.614.51.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.80.413.90.817.50.713.60.5
Fair/poor31.31.234.02.132.32.228.42.0
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.434.82.733.92.327.82.2
Complex activities34.91.633.63.137.72.933.22.7
Neither basic nor complex activities14.70.414.80.817.00.613.50.5
U.S. bornYes17.00.519.11.020.00.714.80.6
No13.90.914.11.314.31.613.51.3

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 Persons age 18 and over. 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.

c 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.

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_1-2d: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_2_1-2d.html