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_2_1.1
People under age 65 whose family's out-of-pocket health insurance premiums and medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a United States, 2006-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.30.516.30.417.50.4
RaceWhite, single race17.80.616.80.518.00.5
Black, single race14.70.814.30.915.70.8
Asian, single race14.71.616.01.912.72.0
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU17.54.4
AI/AN, single race16.
Multiple races19.02.415.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.10.517.00.518.00.5
  Non-Hispanic, White18.90.717.80.618.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black15.00.814.30.915.70.8
Hispanic, all races13.50.812.80.814.90.7
Family incomebNegative/poor29.11.529.61.433.91.4
Near poor/low25.31.323.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.917.40.820.70.8
High school graduate18.60.719.30.620.10.6
At least some college16.00.614.60.515.00.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.413.30.413.90.4
Not employed29.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.715.80.616.90.6
Private, nongroup48.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured18.
Full-year uninsured14.30.713.60.914.20.9
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.515.40.416.50.5
  Large central metro16.20.814.00.714.30.7
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro17.91.316.
  Small metro18.91.518.21.518.51.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.516.70.518.10.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.515.00.416.00.4
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.531.61.434.11.4
Complex activities36.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.514.80.415.50.4
U.S. bornYes17.70.516.60.5DNCDNC

a. For income, insurance, expenditures, and premiums, a family is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units (HIEUs). For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. Insurance categories are defined hierarchically in the order shown. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

e. 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_2_1_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_2_1_1.html