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Table 14_2_1-1b

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_2_1.1b
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor25.41.922.
Near poor/low22.61.520.71.922.72.515.82.926.02.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school21.61.418.51.919.52.515.12.425.11.9
High school graduate15.
At least some college13.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.50.913.
Not employed21.51.617.91.817.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private7.
Public only21.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.914.
  Large central metro20.01.515.51.714.
  Large fringe metro15.91.615.21.713.21.817.83.818.83.8
  Medium metro15.31.913.91.914.
  Small metro9.**13.42.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.712.50.812.40.912.41.316.52.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.70.812.20.811.70.911.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities27.****
Complex activities27.13.525.83.724.64.7****
Neither basic nor complex activities14.90.812.60.812.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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_2_1-1b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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