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_6.2a
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.10.627.60.831.
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.21.448.11.838.01.948.47.0DSUDSU46.55.932.04.5
Near poor/low44.
Education,b ages 18 and overLess than high school51.51.352.71.647.62.346.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate36.50.935.
At least some college21.50.720.70.827.91.420.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSU27.84.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed29.20.728.70.834.
Not employed38.
Residence locationcMetropolitan27.70.727.20.931.
  Large central metro32.
  Large fringe metro21.
  Medium metro27.71.727.
  Small metro29.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish24.70.623.60.730.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.40.727.10.830.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities26.81.426.11.629.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities26.41.425.61.628.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities31.50.730.80.937.
U.S. bornYes25.10.624.20.730.

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_6_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_6_2a.html