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_5.2c
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.527.
RaceWhite, single race15.30.628.91.625.
Black, single race16.40.720.21.420.31.515.
Asian, single race14.31.735.36.431.
AI/AN, single race28.33.439.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races11.11.720.94.713.83.511.93.0DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12.60.424.
  Non-Hispanic, White11.70.525.21.720.61.512.
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.40.820.61.520.91.514.
Hispanic, all races28.91.333.62.634.81.827.81.915.31.8
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school35.71.342.12.544.
High school graduate21.90.841.
At least some college10.80.531.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.00.544.11.835.11.317.
Not employed23.
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.20.527.31.425.
  Large central metro17.90.828.91.627.81.617.
  Large fringe metro11.20.724.52.922.
  Medium metro15.21.427.
  Small metro17.61.727.62.527.73.816.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.30.423.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.90.526.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities14.
Complex activities15.
Neither basic nor complex activities18.70.643.31.834.
U.S. bornYes12.40.421.

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_2c: 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_2c.html