T16_2_2_2b

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
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.80.34.90.35.30.42.90.63.90.6
Age0-174.60.64.70.65.00.8DSUDSU3.91.0
18-444.10.44.20.54.70.52.20.53.30.6
45-645.70.55.70.56.20.64.31.05.11.1
GenderMale4.50.44.70.45.10.52.50.63.50.6
Female5.00.45.10.45.60.53.30.74.40.8
Family incomebNegative/poor34.83.635.64.147.05.312.93.630.26.8
Near poor/low13.21.715.22.016.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle4.70.64.90.75.80.8DSUDSU3.60.8
High1.50.31.50.31.60.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school6.30.86.71.17.11.3DSUDSU5.11.2
High school graduate5.20.65.40.76.00.82.90.73.81.1
At least some college4.50.44.60.45.10.42.50.63.60.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.33.50.34.00.31.80.43.00.5
Not employed13.41.113.51.214.41.313.03.111.52.6
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored4.40.34.40.34.90.42.90.63.80.6
Private, nongroup15.92.816.63.016.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.60.34.70.45.10.53.10.64.00.6
  Large central metro4.80.65.20.75.81.0DSUDSU3.00.7
  Large fringe metro4.00.53.80.54.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.80.85.10.95.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro6.01.15.71.25.71.34.31.110.22.6
Nonmetropolitan5.61.05.81.06.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan5.51.35.51.36.11.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore6.01.56.41.66.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.34.90.45.30.42.70.53.50.7
Other3.80.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.71.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.20.34.20.34.60.42.40.53.80.6
Fair/poor13.41.614.31.715.82.011.02.9DSUDSU
Activity limitationsd, age 18-64Basic activities13.01.913.21.913.82.212.73.6DSUDSU
Complex activities18.72.619.22.720.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.00.34.00.34.40.42.50.53.90.6
U.S. bornYes4.80.34.90.45.20.43.10.64.00.8
No3.80.63.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU4.00.9

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_2_2_2b: 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_2b.html