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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 110c: Income - Persons with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, by family income,a United States, 1999

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 23.8 0.7 26.6 1.7 23.7 1.5 22.9 1.0 23.8 0.9
Age                    
0-17 20.8 1.0 25.7 2.5 21.3 2.2 19.8 1.6 19.1 1.6
18-44 26.8 1.0 29.9 2.3 29.2 2.1 24.6 1.5 26.9 1.5
45-64 24.4 1.0 24.6 2.9 24.1 2.8 25.5 1.9 23.9 1.4
65 and over 22.0 1.2 23.4 3.5 19.5 2.1 22.1 1.9 23.6 2.2
Gender                    
Male 24.6 0.8 27.9 2.2 25.4 2.1 23.7 1.3 24.3 1.1
Female 23.1 0.7 25.7 1.7 22.5 1.4 22.2 1.0 23.4 1.0
Race                    
White 24.1 0.7 27.2 2.1 23.2 1.7 23.5 1.2 24.2 1.0
Black 20.6 1.6 22.3 3.0 24.5 3.6 16.1 2.0 20.3 2.5
Asian or Pacific Islander 28.9 3.8 * * * * 30.0 6.3 21.0 5.4
American Indian or Alaska Native 29.0 6.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                    
Non-Hispanic 23.3 0.7 25.5 2.0 23.0 1.6 21.9 1.1 24.0 1.0
White 23.6 0.8 25.9 2.6 22.0 1.8 22.6 1.2 24.4 1.0
Black 20.6 1.6 22.3 3.1 25.0 3.7 15.6 2.0 20.4 2.5
Hispanic 28.3 1.7 31.0 3.1 27.1 3.0 31.9 2.5 21.0 2.8
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 25.6 1.1 27.0 2.1 26.0 2.2 25.0 1.7 24.4 2.4
High school graduate 24.5 1.0 27.3 3.0 22.6 1.9 24.2 1.4 25.2 1.8
At least some college 25.2 0.9 26.2 3.7 27.1 3.0 24.1 1.6 25.4 1.2
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 23.3 0.8 24.9 3.3 22.9 2.4 22.7 1.2 23.6 1.0
Public only 27.5 1.9 28.3 2.7 26.7 3.2 25.0 4.2 * *
Uninsured 27.4 2.1 26.5 3.5 29.3 3.7 26.2 3.7 27.4 4.2
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 20.2 1.9 * * 16.1 2.9 25.5 3.8 15.0 3.3
Medicare and private 22.7 1.6 22.7 5.4 22.5 3.6 20.1 2.5 25.3 2.7
Medicare and other public 22.7 3.2 * * 18.6 5.0 * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 24.0 0.7 26.6 1.9 23.8 1.7 22.7 1.2 24.3 1.0
Non-MSA 23.2 1.4 26.6 3.5 23.6 2.8 23.7 1.9 20.8 2.3

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: 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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