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_6.2b
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.10.624.60.623.10.731.
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.21.442.71.545.22.437.
Near poor/low44.
Education,b ages 18 and overLess than high school51.51.343.31.642.
High school graduate36.50.933.
At least some college21.50.719.80.718.60.827.81.438.81.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed29.20.725.20.723.70.833.
Not employed38.
Residence locationcMetropolitan27.70.723.60.721.80.831.
  Large central metro32.
  Large fringe metro21.
  Medium metro27.71.724.51.423.11.633.
  Small metro29.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish24.70.623.90.622.60.730.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.40.723.90.722.60.830.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities26.81.425.91.524.81.729.
Complex activities26.41.425.91.525.01.728.63.431.73.9
Neither basic nor complex activities31.50.727.00.725.00.837.
U.S. bornYes25.10.624.10.722.90.830.

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.

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_6_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_6_2b.html