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_6.2c
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.10.645.21.444.
RaceWhite, single race27.60.848.11.845.61.327.
Black, single race31.
Asian, single race23.91.848.
AI/AN, single race38.13.646.55.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races27.82.832.04.541.77.927.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races24.60.642.71.540.91.325.
  Non-Hispanic, White23.10.745.22.440.61.724.
  Non-Hispanic, Black31.
Hispanic, all races45.11.351.62.354.01.943.81.725.12.2
Education,b ages 18 and overLess than high school51.51.361.52.463.21.846.
High school graduate36.50.961.
At least some college21.50.753.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed29.20.767.11.856.
Not employed38.
Residence locationcMetropolitan27.70.745.31.645.61.328.
  Large central metro32.
  Large fringe metro21.
  Medium metro27.71.744.03.643.62.627.11.813.81.6
  Small metro29.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish24.70.643.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.40.745.11.544.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities26.81.437.92.938.
Complex activities26.41.435.42.829.
Neither basic nor complex activities31.50.764.81.856.
U.S. bornYes25.10.640.31.340.

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_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_6_2c.html