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_5.2b
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.512.60.411.70.516.40.828.91.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.
Near poor/low25.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school35.71.326.41.325.41.728.42.353.42.4
High school graduate21.90.819.20.817.
At least some college10.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.00.513.30.512.30.519.
Not employed23.
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.20.512.00.510.90.615.90.829.11.4
  Large central metro17.90.812.80.810.80.917.
  Large fringe metro11.
  Medium metro15.21.412.
  Small metro17.61.715.91.915.72.317.02.631.02.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.30.411.90.411.10.516.00.716.91.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.90.512.10.511.20.615.70.828.41.3
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities14.
Complex activities15.
Neither basic nor complex activities18.70.614.60.513.20.621.
U.S. bornYes12.40.412.10.511.40.515.70.714.51.0

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: 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_2b: 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_2b.html