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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 105a: Race - Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2000

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 43.2 0.8 43.2 0.9 46.3 1.6 30.0 3.9 * *
Age                    
18-44 37.7 1.1 37.7 1.3 40.5 2.0 24.5 5.0 * *
45-64 43.5 1.0 42.9 1.1 49.1 2.5 * * * *
65 and over 55.4 1.3 55.1 1.4 61.9 3.9 * * * *
Gender                    
Male 44.3 1.1 44.4 1.3 45.7 2.4 * * * *
Female 42.5 0.8 42.3 1.0 46.7 1.8 28.8 4.7 * *
Family incomea                    
Negative or poor 47.7 1.6 48.0 2.0 48.7 3.3 * * * *
Near poor/low 43.5 1.7 43.4 1.9 45.8 3.0 * * * *
Middle 43.4 1.4 43.0 1.7 48.2 3.0 * * * *
High 42.0 1.2 42.3 1.3 42.5 2.9 * * * *
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 45.5 1.3 45.6 1.5 47.4 3.2 * * * *
High school graduate 44.5 1.1 44.2 1.2 45.9 2.7 * * * *
At least some college 41.3 1.1 41.5 1.2 45.3 2.6 23.7 4.5 * *
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 40.0 0.9 40.1 1.1 41.7 2.1 27.4 4.4 * *
Public only 46.0 2.1 44.4 2.6 55.3 3.4 * * * *
Uninsured 35.9 2.4 34.9 2.7 36.7 4.5 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 52.5 2.4 52.4 2.6 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 57.6 1.8 56.8 1.9 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 52.4 3.7 54.5 4.4 * * * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 42.3 0.9 42.2 1.1 46.5 1.6 29.0 3.9 * *
Non-MSA 46.9 1.3 46.9 1.4 45.2 5.5 * * * *

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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