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_7.2a
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 19.00.616.80.633.31.410.51.5DSUDSU28.03.727.82.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor59.31.356.41.669.
Near poor/low33.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate14.50.713.00.820.11.417.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSU23.95.3
At least some college6.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.
Not employed33.
Residence locationcMetropolitan18.50.616.00.733.31.510.81.5DSUDSU27.
  Large central metro20.80.917.
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro19.51.516.81.536.
  Small metro20.41.618.41.833.75.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.90.613.90.632.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.40.615.20.631.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities40.01.838.
Complex activities53.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.
U.S. bornYes19.70.617.00.734.11.513.21.9DSUDSU30.

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_7_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_7_2a.html