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Table 14_1_6-1b

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_6.1b
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.
Near poor/low42.
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school48.
High school graduate31.40.828.30.826.00.937.01.651.72.2
At least some college20.50.719.20.717.40.827.11.437.02.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.40.623.80.622.00.732.
Not employed34.70.930.
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.70.622.00.620.10.728.
  Large central metro31.
  Large fringe metro21.80.919.
  Medium metro23.
  Small metro23.61.421.81.421.71.622.73.838.63.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.50.521.70.520.20.627.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.20.521.80.519.90.628.
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities26.11.325.51.425.81.722.
Complex activities26.51.426.01.526.01.824.92.831.74.2
Neither basic nor complex activities29.00.624.90.622.50.735.71.352.51.3

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: 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_6-1b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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