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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_6.1
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, United States, United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.10.626.90.526.10.525.80.525.70.525.20.525.50.5
Age0-1720.10.819.70.818.20.717.70.717.90.718.40.719.10.7
18-4437.00.836.00.735.20.734.80.734.40.733.20.733.70.6
45-6423.00.820.90.720.60.620.20.620.10.719.60.718.80.6
GenderMale29.40.728.70.627.80.627.30.627.50.626.70.626.50.6
Female26.70.725.10.624.50.624.30.623.90.623.70.624.50.5
RaceWhite, single race27.60.826.90.625.70.625.10.625.10.624.40.625.10.6
Black, single race31.61.028.71.028.51.028.91.028.81.328.71.227.71.2
Asian, single race23.91.823.62.122.12.825.42.622.82.125.72.123.42.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU36.38.1DSUDSU22.84.419.75.4DSUDSU
AI/AN, single race38.13.642.85.137.74.139.95.536.24.833.44.833.03.9
Multiple races27.82.821.22.528.52.429.82.632.03.131.43.529.22.7
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races24.60.623.40.522.50.522.50.522.40.622.00.522.20.5
  Non-Hispanic, White23.10.722.40.621.00.620.80.620.80.620.20.620.90.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black31.21.028.51.028.11.028.41.028.41.328.51.227.71.2
Hispanic, all races45.11.344.51.344.61.043.11.143.41.143.11.244.31.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.21.442.11.441.81.341.91.242.41.141.61.242.51.2
Near poor/low44.61.144.31.242.31.242.11.241.71.143.01.243.51.1
Middle28.10.929.10.927.80.826.70.925.90.924.20.925.50.8
High14.00.712.70.612.40.612.10.712.30.612.70.512.00.5
EducationbLess than high school51.51.348.31.248.81.148.11.048.21.045.51.145.11.0
High school graduate36.50.934.30.933.60.831.40.831.50.930.30.929.60.7
At least some college21.50.721.00.620.10.720.50.720.00.619.80.620.20.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed29.20.728.30.628.00.627.40.627.30.626.50.626.50.5
Not employed38.11.135.11.033.91.034.70.934.30.933.81.034.00.9
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.60.411.50.411.30.411.50.411.40.411.30.412.10.4
Public only25.41.024.20.925.11.023.50.924.01.023.41.023.70.9
Uninsured100.00.0100.00.0100.00.0100.00.0100.00.0100.00.0100.00.0
Residence locationcMetropolitan27.70.727.10.626.00.625.70.625.50.625.00.625.30.6
  Large central metro32.11.230.10.930.51.031.01.030.50.929.00.929.40.8
  Large fringe metro21.61.022.51.022.01.221.80.921.01.020.91.121.01.1
  Medium metro27.71.727.31.324.71.223.41.224.11.424.31.324.91.0
  Small metro29.52.128.61.924.21.523.61.424.31.624.22.024.52.0
Nonmetropolitan30.21.326.21.227.11.026.21.026.51.226.61.526.21.1
  Micropolitan29.41.826.41.327.01.425.31.326.31.726.52.026.21.6
  Noncore31.82.425.92.127.22.127.92.126.92.026.82.226.32.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish24.70.623.60.522.90.522.50.522.60.522.30.522.60.5
Other49.11.848.01.448.01.347.51.446.11.345.61.547.11.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.40.726.40.525.50.525.20.525.10.524.60.625.00.5
Fair/poor34.61.232.61.332.91.232.11.132.01.231.71.130.31.0
Activity limitations,c age 18-64Basic activities26.81.425.61.425.51.326.11.325.71.323.81.224.51.2
Complex activities26.41.424.81.525.91.426.51.425.81.224.61.323.41.2
Neither basic nor complex activities31.50.730.00.629.50.629.00.628.80.628.20.628.30.6
U.S. bornYes25.10.624.10.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC22.50.522.80.5
No47.11.845.01.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC43.01.443.11.4

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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_1_6_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_1_6_1.html