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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_1_6.1
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, United States, United States, 2002-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 28.10.626.90.526.10.525.80.525.70.525.20.525.50.5
RaceWhite, single race27.60.826.90.625.70.625.10.625.10.624.40.625.10.6
Black, single race31.
Asian, single race23.91.823.
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU36.38.1DSUDSU22.84.419.75.4DSUDSU
AI/AN, single race38.13.642.
Multiple races27.82.821.22.528.52.429.82.632.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races24.60.623.40.522.50.522.50.522.40.622.00.522.20.5
  Non-Hispanic, White23.10.722.40.621.00.620.80.620.80.620.20.620.90.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black31.
Hispanic, all races45.11.344.51.344.
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.21.442.11.441.81.341.
Near poor/low44.
EducationbLess than high school51.51.348.
High school graduate36.50.934.30.933.60.831.40.831.50.930.30.929.60.7
At least some college21.50.721.00.620.10.720.50.720.00.619.80.620.20.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed29.20.728.30.628.00.627.40.627.30.626.50.626.50.5
Not employed38.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.60.411.50.411.30.411.50.411.40.411.30.412.10.4
Public only25.
Residence locationcMetropolitan27.70.727.10.626.00.625.70.625.50.625.00.625.30.6
  Large central metro32.
  Large fringe metro21.
  Medium metro27.71.727.31.324.
  Small metro29.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish24.70.623.60.522.90.522.50.522.60.522.30.522.60.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.40.726.40.525.50.525.20.525.10.524.60.625.00.5
Activity limitations,c age 18-64Basic activities26.81.425.61.425.51.326.11.325.71.323.
Complex activities26.41.424.81.525.91.426.51.425.
Neither basic nor complex activities31.50.730.00.629.50.629.00.628.80.628.20.628.30.6
U.S. bornYes25.10.624.10.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC22.50.522.80.5

a. 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.

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 B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_1_6_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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