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_2.2b
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Family incomebNegative/poor34.83.635.
Near poor/low13.21.715.
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school6.
High school graduate5.
At least some college4.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.
Not employed13.
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored4.
Private, nongroup15.92.816.
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.
  Large central metro4.
  Large fringe metro4.
  Medium metro4.
  Small metro6.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Activity limitationsd, age 18-64Basic activities13.01.913.21.913.
Complex activities18.72.619.22.720.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.
U.S. bornYes4.

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.

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_2_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_2_2b.html