Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archival print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Table 14_2_1-1d

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_2_1.1d
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over********
RaceWhite, single race16.20.923.01.615.
Black, single race13.71.414.12.415.
Asian, single race16.34.6******
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.70.818.51.914.
Non-Hispanic, White13.10.919.52.513.61.511.01.1
Non-Hispanic, Black13.71.415.12.414.
Family incomebNegative/poor26.51.927.02.522.
Near poor/low23.01.525.02.321.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed15.50.922.11.814.
Not employed21.51.624.22.323.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private7.
Public only23.32.524.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only********
Medicare and private********
Medicare and other public********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.90.922.41.617.01.313.91.1
  Large central metro20.41.426.52.618.31.818.32.0
  Large fringe metro14.51.517.82.718.82.910.91.7
  Medium metro15.41.923.03.714.62.811.92.3
  Small metro10.21.811.**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.718.31.813.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.50.819.21.313.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities26.82.932.34.623.54.8**
Complex activities27.03.6******
Neither basic nor complex activities15.00.820.21.414.

a Persons age 18 and over. 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, 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.

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_2_1-1d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care