T16_2_1_2b

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_1.2b
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 by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.30.518.10.518.90.715.00.813.50.8
Age0-1717.70.818.50.919.61.214.51.214.71.3
18-4414.50.515.30.616.10.712.60.911.00.8
45-6420.80.721.20.821.80.919.51.617.51.2
GenderMale16.20.517.10.618.00.813.90.911.90.9
Female18.40.519.00.619.90.815.91.015.31.0
Family incomebNegative/poor29.11.532.81.738.72.620.82.119.82.3
Near poor/low25.31.329.41.732.42.221.41.814.71.5
Middle20.21.021.71.124.11.311.81.312.51.2
High6.70.66.90.67.10.75.91.25.40.9
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.921.41.223.31.617.21.512.51.0
High school graduate18.60.719.50.820.41.017.01.513.11.2
At least some college16.00.616.30.616.90.713.01.013.11.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.414.50.515.10.612.00.810.10.6
Not employed29.31.030.71.133.31.324.31.721.91.8
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.717.00.717.40.916.61.217.21.4
Private, nongroup48.74.248.74.547.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only15.61.017.21.320.62.111.71.311.71.3
Part-year uninsured18.81.020.01.121.91.614.21.714.41.4
Full-year uninsured14.30.716.80.917.01.214.11.59.01.1
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.517.70.618.70.814.50.813.40.9
  Large central metro16.20.817.71.118.91.715.01.212.50.9
  Large fringe metro16.21.216.21.217.01.513.91.816.02.0
  Medium metro17.91.319.01.420.21.614.32.212.52.7
  Small metro18.91.519.21.719.71.914.22.316.32.2
Nonmetropolitan19.41.319.71.419.81.619.32.715.72.2
  Micropolitan20.31.520.61.620.61.819.93.214.12.8
  Noncore17.61.917.72.118.22.517.74.517.22.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.518.10.619.00.714.70.913.11.2
Other14.60.916.12.014.63.4DSUDSU14.01.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.516.60.517.40.713.40.812.90.9
Fair/poor30.21.332.51.534.81.928.22.419.61.7
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.531.51.532.71.929.52.923.03.4
Complex activities36.82.037.82.139.82.533.43.424.94.4
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.515.80.516.50.612.90.912.40.7
U.S. bornYes17.70.518.20.619.10.714.80.913.71.1
No14.20.815.01.313.92.416.82.913.40.9

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: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_2_1_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_2_1_2b.html