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_7.1
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, United States, 2002-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 19.00.618.90.518.30.518.30.517.90.517.70.517.10.5
RaceWhite, single race16.80.616.40.515.60.515.70.515.40.514.80.514.40.5
Black, single race33.31.434.01.333.
Asian, single race10.51.512.11.811.81.711.51.812.
AI/AN, single race28.03.735.
Multiple races27.82.630.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races16.50.616.60.516.00.516.00.515.80.515.80.515.40.6
  Non-Hispanic, White13.30.712.90.612.20.512.40.512.20.511.80.511.70.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black32.81.433.81.333.
Hispanic, all races31.
Family incomeaNegative/poor59.31.359.71.358.81.358.
Near poor/low33.
EducationbLess than high school26.
High school graduate14.50.713.80.713.60.613.20.613.40.612.70.512.20.5
At least some college6.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.
Not employed33.
Residence locationcMetropolitan18.50.618.30.517.60.517.70.617.00.616.90.516.60.6
  Large central metro20.80.920.90.720.80.921.
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro19.51.519.
  Small metro20.41.620.41.519.01.718.81.818.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.90.616.90.516.70.516.60.516.20.516.00.515.90.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.40.617.40.516.60.516.50.516.20.515.90.515.40.5
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities40.01.838.11.539.01.339.61.636.61.438.81.638.51.5
Complex activities53.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.
U.S. bornYes19.70.619.60.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC18.20.517.50.6

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_1_7_1: 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_7_1.html