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Table 16_2_1-1c

2009 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_1.1c
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a by family income,b United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.50.433.91.423.
RaceWhite, single race18.00.536.71.825.21.420.
Black, single race15.70.828.
Asian, single race12.
Multiple races14.31.925.55.519.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.00.536.71.727.21.520.
Non-Hispanic, White18.90.642.52.531.61.922.
Non-Hispanic, Black15.70.829.
Hispanic, all races14.90.726.11.914.71.411.
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school20.70.832.
High school graduate20.10.638.12.325.61.720.
At least some college15.00.645.82.827.61.918.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.90.430.
Not employed31.80.944.61.934.01.831.41.917.11.7
Health insurancedPrivate, employer sponsored16.90.664.
Private, nongroup51.53.5DSUDSU80.26.354.
Public only18.00.922.61.614.71.512.62.1DSUDSU
Part-year uninsured16.
Full-year uninsured14.20.928.22.313.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.50.533.51.622.01.317.
  Large central metro14.30.730.
  Large fringe metro15.50.937.73.522.22.919.
  Medium metro20.
  Small metro18.51.832.55.322.64.523.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.10.536.71.626.71.420.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.00.431.51.521.
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities34.11.449.02.644.42.932.62.516.42.0
Complex activities40.21.650.72.548.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.434.21.621.

a Health insurance premium is the sum of insurance premiums (imputed) and Medicare Part B. Total family income is the sum of person-level pre-tax total income, refund income, and sale income. "Family" is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units.

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 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_1-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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