T16_2_2_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_2.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.80.334.83.613.21.74.70.61.50.3
Age0-174.60.626.55.110.52.54.10.9DSUDSU
18-444.10.425.94.69.81.84.30.71.60.4
45-645.70.554.46.221.83.06.10.81.60.4
GenderMale4.50.429.63.912.51.84.70.81.70.3
Female5.00.439.54.013.81.94.80.61.30.3
RaceWhite, single race5.20.444.34.513.92.05.60.71.60.3
Black, single race2.90.612.63.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single race2.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU0.00.0DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.90.335.64.115.22.04.90.71.50.3
  Non-Hispanic, White5.30.447.05.316.62.55.80.81.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black2.90.612.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races3.90.630.26.8DSUDSU3.60.8DSUDSU
Education,c ages 18-64Less than high school6.30.8DSUDSU10.72.94.21.2DSUDSU
High school graduate5.20.640.46.417.13.23.80.7DSUDSU
At least some college4.50.441.85.414.02.06.00.91.60.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed3.50.331.24.111.31.54.10.51.10.2
Not employed13.41.151.56.226.74.210.61.85.51.3
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored4.40.331.53.712.71.74.50.61.40.2
Private, nongroup15.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.60.333.93.813.92.04.90.61.40.3
  Large central metro4.80.624.05.515.23.64.91.3DSUDSU
  Large fringe metro4.00.546.28.59.82.44.71.01.40.3
  Medium metro4.80.826.77.115.34.45.11.2DSUDSU
  Small metro6.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.61.037.79.510.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan5.51.3DSUDSU8.52.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore6.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.80.336.63.814.11.94.90.71.50.3
Other3.80.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.20.332.03.812.01.74.10.51.30.2
Fair/poor13.41.6DSUDSU25.55.012.12.8DSUDSU
Activity limitations,d ages 18-64Basic activities13.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSU11.52.8DSUDSU
Complex activities18.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSU15.34.4DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.00.332.94.112.91.74.40.51.30.2
U.S. bornYes4.80.335.93.713.71.94.80.61.50.3
No3.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.30.9DSUDSU

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: 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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_2_2_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_2_2c.html