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Table 16_1_7-1b

2009 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_7.1b
People under age 65 with any period of public insurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.30.516.00.512.20.533.
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.81.359.11.552.
Near poor/low35.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school24.20.926.
High school graduate13.60.613.60.711.70.821.
At least some college6.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.
Not employed32.
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.60.514.80.510.60.532.61.330.21.1
  Large central metro20.80.917.
  Large fringe metro12.50.910.
  Medium metro18.
  Small metro19.01.716.41.413.51.325.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.70.515.70.512.00.533.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good16.60.514.00.510.30.531.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities39.01.338.51.434.81.654.82.943.34.6
Complex activities54.41.554.31.651.11.866.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.

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 A, Data Sources.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_1_7-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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