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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 104a: Race - Families not very satisfied that they can get health care if they need it, by race, United States, 1999

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 25.6 0.7 25.4 0.7 25.1 1.5 32.8 3.5 * *
Age                    
0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
18-44 29.5 1.0 29.7 1.1 26.1 2.1 37.7 3.9 * *
45-64 24.3 0.9 23.9 1.0 26.3 2.5 * * * *
65 and over 18.2 1.1 18.2 1.2 18.9 2.8 * * * *
Gender                    
Male 24.4 0.7 24.1 0.8 24.9 2.2 31.7 3.6 * *
Female 27.1 1.0 27.1 1.1 25.2 1.9 34.8 5.3 * *
Family incomea                    
Negative or poor 34.8 1.9 36.8 2.2 29.0 3.3 * * * *
Near poor/low 35.5 1.5 35.2 1.7 34.8 3.5 * * * *
Middle 24.8 1.0 25.0 1.1 20.5 2.6 37.7 5.6 * *
High 18.2 0.9 18.2 0.9 17.6 2.4 21.9 4.3 * *
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 33.2 1.5 34.3 1.7 27.7 3.1 * * * *
High school graduate 26.3 1.0 26.3 1.1 23.6 2.3 * * * *
At least some college 21.5 0.9 21.0 0.9 24.7 2.5 25.6 3.3 * *
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 22.0 0.7 21.9 0.8 21.4 2.0 28.0 3.2 * *
Public only 37.4 2.3 41.5 3.0 28.1 3.8 * * * *
Uninsured 53.2 1.9 55.2 2.1 42.3 4.5 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 21.5 2.1 21.5 2.4 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 16.0 1.4 16.0 1.5 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 21.2 3.3 22.6 3.8 * * * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 25.7 0.7 25.5 0.8 25.4 1.6 33.1 3.7 * *
Non-MSA 24.8 1.5 24.9 1.6 23.2 3.2 * * * *

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

bLess than high school graduate 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.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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