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
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
Multiple races14.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races17.20.420.
  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.
Family incomecNegative/poor33.61.423.51.837.62.343.22.6
Near poor/low25.
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.
Full-year uninsured13.20.712.
Location of residenceeMetropolitan15.70.416.60.918.50.714.00.5
  Large central metro14.20.714.
  Large fringe metro15.50.918.
  Medium metro17.10.917.91.819.41.515.31.1
  Small metro18.41.519.12.822.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.90.419.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.80.413.90.817.50.713.60.5
Activity limitationseBasic activities31.61.434.82.733.92.327.82.2
Complex activities34.91.633.
Neither basic nor complex activities14.70.414.80.817.00.613.50.5
U.S. bornYes17.00.519.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_1-2d: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.