T16_2_1_2c

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_1.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.30.529.11.525.31.320.21.06.70.6
Age0-1717.70.824.32.023.11.819.21.66.21.1
18-4414.50.526.11.519.91.316.71.05.40.6
45-6420.80.744.52.238.42.027.41.58.30.8
GenderMale16.20.527.61.624.01.519.31.16.50.6
Female18.40.530.31.626.51.421.21.07.00.7
RaceWhite, single race17.80.631.32.026.31.622.01.16.90.6
Black, single race14.70.820.12.021.11.811.71.35.81.2
Asian, single race14.71.642.77.325.75.015.72.85.11.1
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race16.33.729.57.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races19.02.437.76.225.56.214.34.1DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.10.532.81.729.41.721.71.16.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, White18.90.738.72.632.42.224.11.37.10.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black15.00.820.82.121.41.811.81.35.91.2
Hispanic, all races13.50.819.82.314.71.512.51.25.40.9
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.922.11.518.41.618.51.711.92.3
High school graduate18.60.732.72.028.01.919.01.47.00.9
At least some college16.00.644.82.431.52.222.61.26.30.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.425.71.724.11.418.60.95.50.4
Not employed29.31.038.31.932.22.129.81.916.32.0
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.760.03.842.62.523.01.36.20.6
Private, nongroup48.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSU52.28.017.74.1
Public only15.61.018.91.712.41.511.91.9DSUDSU
Part-year uninsured18.81.030.12.419.62.116.91.99.72.1
Full-year uninsured14.30.727.22.213.91.49.41.35.61.3
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.526.91.526.01.520.61.16.70.6
  Large central metro16.20.826.61.923.31.717.41.56.81.1
  Large fringe metro16.21.228.73.330.13.520.52.17.41.3
  Medium metro17.91.326.33.725.83.424.22.65.31.1
  Small metro18.91.526.02.727.33.922.52.76.91.7
Nonmetropolitan19.41.339.04.022.02.518.62.57.01.4
  Micropolitan20.31.543.55.623.13.019.32.95.81.3
  Noncore17.61.929.73.819.64.517.34.1DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.531.81.528.11.621.41.16.80.6
Other14.60.921.12.716.71.711.81.65.51.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.527.41.623.81.319.01.06.30.6
Fair/poor30.21.337.62.335.22.432.32.413.62.4
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.543.02.839.13.331.82.816.22.5
Complex activities36.82.044.73.340.94.035.03.425.13.9
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.528.51.524.21.319.60.96.00.5
U.S. bornYes17.70.529.61.527.01.521.21.17.00.6
No14.20.826.52.817.31.613.61.64.50.8

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_2_1_2c: 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_2c.html