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Table 14_1_7-1c

2008 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 14_1_7.1c
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over**********
RaceWhite, single race15.70.555.31.533.31.310.
Black, single race33.
Asian, single race11.51.834.47.729.45.511.13.2**
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race35.63.9********
Multiple races30.12.872.34.737.45.619.54.0**
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races16.00.558.21.534.61.310.
Non-Hispanic, White12.40.552.
Non-Hispanic, Black33.
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school24.
High school graduate13.20.644.
At least some college5.90.330.82.318.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.20.330.11.815.
Not employed31.
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.70.658.61.335.
  Large central metro21.
  Large fringe metro12.50.952.
  Medium metro18.41.357.42.435.
  Small metro18.81.858.74.435.13.312.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.60.559.51.335.01.310.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.50.557.51.333.
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities39.61.668.12.753.62.828.82.615.72.0
Complex activities50.71.771.62.861.12.938.52.925.43.1
Neither basic nor complex activities8.00.335.41.617.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_7-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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