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
Family incomebNegative/poor29.11.532.81.738.72.620.
Near poor/low25.31.329.41.732.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.921.
High school graduate18.60.719.50.820.
At least some college16.00.616.30.616.90.713.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.414.50.515.10.612.00.810.10.6
Not employed29.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.717.00.717.40.916.
Private, nongroup48.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured18.
Full-year uninsured14.30.716.80.917.
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.517.70.618.70.814.50.813.40.9
  Large central metro16.20.817.
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro17.91.319.01.420.21.614.
  Small metro18.91.519.21.719.71.914.22.316.32.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.518.10.619.00.714.70.913.11.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.516.60.517.40.713.40.812.90.9
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.531.51.532.71.929.52.923.03.4
Complex activities36.
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

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_2_1_2b: 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_2b.html