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Table 16_2_2-1a

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_2_2.1a
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Family incomebNegative/poor43.363.0949.063.7024.824.49DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c ages 18–64Less than high school9.641.0710.351.217.992.14DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate5.190.475.240.544.931.13DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college4.440.304.750.352.100.55DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.590.243.870.292.000.42DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed14.511.0414.611.1916.002.63DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan4.510.284.850.333.130.47DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro3.930.524.120.613.720.68DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.950.494.290.59DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.150.285.400.333.320.46DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.450.274.760.322.580.44DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d ages 18–64Basic activities12.391.3212.211.4512.362.94DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities21.232.2321.652.50DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities4.370.264.630.302.910.47DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Total family income is the sum of person-level pretax total income, refund income, and sale income. "Family" is defined in terms of health insurance eligibility units.

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B, Detailed Methods.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_2-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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