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Table 16_3_1-1a

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_3_1.1a
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.00.818.10.915.
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.
Near poor/low24.21.825.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school25.51.527.01.720.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate18.01.318.51.515.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college12.00.912.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.60.917.
Not employed22.41.523.31.819.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private7.
Public only21.41.925.72.613.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan17.70.819.
  Large central metro20.
  Large fringe metro15.31.616.
  Medium metro13.51.613.11.713.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.90.815.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.60.816.90.912.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities29.13.430.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities42.24.946.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities16.10.816.80.915.91.610.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: 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_3_1-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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