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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_2.1
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a United States, 2006-2008
  200820072006
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.80.34.00.35.00.3
Age0-174.60.63.30.44.70.5
18-444.10.43.00.34.00.3
45-645.70.55.60.56.50.5
GenderMale4.50.43.60.34.50.3
Female5.00.44.40.35.50.3
RaceWhite, single race5.20.44.20.35.40.3
Black, single race2.90.62.90.53.30.5
Asian, single race2.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.90.34.00.35.10.3
  Non-Hispanic, White5.30.44.30.35.50.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black2.90.62.90.53.30.5
Hispanic, all races3.90.63.90.64.20.8
Family incomebNegative/poor34.83.638.43.843.43.1
Near poor/low13.21.78.81.210.81.2
Middle4.70.64.80.55.00.5
High1.50.30.90.21.70.2
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school6.30.85.50.89.61.1
High school graduate5.20.65.40.55.20.5
At least some college4.50.43.50.34.40.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.32.80.23.60.2
Not employed13.41.112.81.114.51.0
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored4.40.33.60.24.70.3
Private, nongroup15.92.815.02.914.02.1
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.60.33.70.34.50.3
  Large central metro4.80.63.60.53.90.5
  Large fringe metro4.00.53.50.53.90.5
  Medium metro4.80.83.60.65.60.7
  Small metro6.01.15.00.95.61.1
Nonmetropolitan5.61.05.70.78.10.8
  Micropolitan5.51.36.10.97.71.1
  Noncore6.01.54.91.09.01.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.34.00.35.20.3
Other3.80.83.90.92.60.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.20.33.40.24.40.3
Fair/poor13.41.612.61.414.41.3
Activity limitations,d ages 18-64Basic activities13.01.913.41.612.41.3
Complex activities18.72.617.82.021.22.2
Neither basic nor complex activities4.00.33.40.24.40.3
U.S. bornYes4.80.33.90.3DNCDNC
No3.80.64.20.8DNCDNC

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. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

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_2_1: 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_2_1.html