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Table 14_1_6-1d

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_6.1d
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over********
RaceWhite, single race27.80.649.
Black, single race35.
Asian, single race26.22.535.
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race45.05.6******
Multiple races36.13.2**35.55.537.55.1
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races25.10.541.31.428.30.819.20.7
Non-Hispanic, White23.00.640.61.626.00.917.40.8
Non-Hispanic, Black34.
Family incomebNegative/poor55.81.458.51.855.42.452.12.7
Near poor/low51.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.30.650.
Not employed34.60.943.91.736.21.525.31.4
Residence locationcMetropolitan28.60.647.
  Large central metro34.
  Large fringe metro23.90.942.32.327.11.717.91.0
  Medium metro26.41.346.73.326.41.719.51.5
  Small metro26.51.542.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish25.30.542.21.428.30.819.00.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good28.30.649.
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities26.11.335.52.626.52.320.32.0
Complex activities26.41.428.82.730.02.420.32.4
Neither basic nor complex activities28.90.650.

a Persons ages 18–64. 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.

b 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.

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


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