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_1.2a
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.30.517.80.614.70.814.71.6DSUDSU16.33.719.02.4
Family incomebNegative/poor29.11.531.
Near poor/low25.31.326.31.621.11.825.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSU25.56.2
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.918.
High school graduate18.60.719.20.916.81.515.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSU14.04.0
At least some college16.00.616.50.712.90.914.71.7DSUDSUDSUDSU17.43.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.414.20.511.90.812.21.6DSUDSU12.33.315.93.2
Not employed29.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.717.40.816.
Private, nongroup48.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured18.
Full-year uninsured14.30.713.90.913.71.418.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.517.50.714.20.815.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSU18.32.4
  Large central metro16.20.816.
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro17.91.318.61.514.
  Small metro18.91.519.41.613.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.518.40.714.50.912.91.7DSUDSU19.04.619.02.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.516.50.613.20.814.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSU19.92.6
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.532.21.828.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities36.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.515.70.512.70.814.61.6DSUDSU14.43.916.93.1
U.S. bornYes17.70.518.30.614.60.913.51.7DSUDSU18.14.318.42.5

a. For income, insurance, expenditures, and premiums, a family is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units (HIEUs). For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (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.

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_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_2_1_2a.html