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Figure 7-4: Percent of Population with No Usual Source of Care, Households with Incomes Below 200 Percent of Poverty, 34 Metropolitan Areas, 1999-2000 (Text Description)
The figure is a graph showing the percent of the low-income population with no usual source of care, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, the highest reported percentage was in Bergen-Passaic, at 25 percent. In Pittsburgh and New York, the percentage without a usual source of care was around 15 percent. In Philadelphia and Boston, the rate was between 7 and 8 percent. In the South, roughly 39 percent of the low-income population in West Palm Beach lacked a usual source of care. In Miami, the rate was just more than 30 percent. In Atlanta and Orlando, the rate was between 25 and 30 percent. In Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Jacksonville, the rate was between 15 and 20 percent. In Greensboro, the rate was approximately 10 percent. In the Midwest, Chicago ranked the highest, with about 25 percent of the low-income population having no usual source of care. In Detroit and St. Louis, the rate was between 15 and 20 percent. In Milwaukee, the rate approached 12 percent. In the West, the highest percentage without a usual source of care was in Ventura, roughly 39 percent. In Denver and Phoenix, the rate was between 30 and 35 percent. In Riverside and Portland, the rate was between 25 and 30 percent. In Los Angeles and Seattle, the rate was between 20 and 25 percent. In San Francisco, the rate was 19 percent, and in Oakland, the rate was nearly 12 percent.
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