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.
RaceWhite, single race17.80.631.
Black, single race14.70.820.
Asian, single race14.71.642.77.325.
AI/AN, single race16.33.729.57.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races19.02.437.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.10.532.81.729.41.721.
  Non-Hispanic, White18.90.738.72.632.
  Non-Hispanic, Black15.00.820.
Hispanic, all races13.50.819.82.314.71.512.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school18.30.922.11.518.41.618.51.711.92.3
High school graduate18.60.732.
At least some college16.00.644.82.431.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.80.425.71.724.11.418.
Not employed29.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored17.00.760.03.842.62.523.
Private, nongroup48.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSU52.
Public only15.
Part-year uninsured18.
Full-year uninsured14.30.727.
Residence locationeMetropolitan16.90.526.91.526.01.520.
  Large central metro16.20.826.61.923.31.717.
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro17.91.326.33.725.83.424.
  Small metro18.91.526.02.727.33.922.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.531.81.528.11.621.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.527.41.623.81.319.
Activity limitations,e ages 18-64Basic activities30.91.543.02.839.13.331.82.816.22.5
Complex activities36.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.528.51.524.21.319.
U.S. bornYes17.70.529.61.527.01.521.

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_2c: 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_2c.html