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_7.2c
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 19.00.659.31.333.
RaceWhite, single race16.80.656.41.632.21.311.
Black, single race33.31.469.
Asian, single race10.51.536.
AI/AN, single race28.03.756.25.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races27.82.670.64.937.26.516.93.7DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races16.50.659.51.631.71.311.
  Non-Hispanic, White13.30.755.52.328.71.610.
  Non-Hispanic, Black32.81.468.
Hispanic, all races31.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate14.50.742.
At least some college6.30.334.22.416.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed6.40.429.61.714.
Not employed33.
Residence locationcMetropolitan18.50.659.61.633.
  Large central metro20.80.958.
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro19.51.559.63.431.52.411.
  Small metro20.41.659.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.90.660.11.332.71.311.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.40.658.81.532.
Activity limitations,c ages 18-64Basic activities40.01.866.62.753.
Complex activities53.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.50.435.91.816.
U.S. bornYes19.70.664.51.436.71.312.

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_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_7_2c.html