2011 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_1_5.2a
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.515.30.616.40.714.31.7DSUDSU28.33.411.11.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.
Near poor/low25.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school35.71.337.31.628.42.435.46.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate21.90.820.90.926.51.421.03.8DSUDSUDSUDSU15.93.4
At least some college10.80.510.30.514.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.00.516.80.619.
Not employed23.
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.20.515.20.616.00.814.41.8DSUDSU23.53.410.11.6
  Large central metro17.90.818.
  Large fringe metro11.20.710.70.814.01.812.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro15.21.415.31.814.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU9.32.4
  Small metro17.61.717.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.30.411.70.416.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.90.514.80.615.80.813.91.8DSUDSU24.13.710.21.8
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities14.
Complex activities15.
Neither basic nor complex activities18.70.618.40.721.
U.S. bornYes12.40.411.80.515.70.710.52.0DSUDSU21.53.710.91.8

a. 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.

b. 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. 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: T16_1_5_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_1_5_2a.html