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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 113a: Race - Persons who usually wait >30 minutes before seeing provider, by race, United States, 1999

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 16.3 0.6 15.6 0.6 21.1 1.5 16.3 2.4 * *
Age                    
0-17 15.5 0.9 14.8 0.9 19.2 2.2 15.6 4.1 * *
18-44 16.5 0.8 15.9 0.8 20.7 2.3 15.6 3.0 * *
45-64 16.4 0.9 15.5 1.0 23.1 2.6 20.9 4.9 * *
65 and over 17.3 1.0 16.6 1.0 27.2 2.8 * * * *
Gender                    
Male 16.3 0.7 15.6 0.7 22.3 1.9 17.8 3.2 * *
Female 16.2 0.6 15.6 0.6 20.3 1.8 15.0 2.5 * *
Family incomea                    
Negative or poor 24.5 2.1 24.1 2.3 25.7 3.2 * * * *
Near poor/low 19.8 1.2 19.2 1.3 24.3 3.3 * * * *
Middle 16.3 0.9 16.1 1.0 16.2 2.1 19.8 4.5 * *
High 12.6 0.8 12.2 0.8 19.1 2.7 10.3 2.9 * *
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 23.0 1.1 21.7 1.2 28.3 2.7 * * * *
High school graduate 18.0 0.9 17.7 1.0 22.2 2.4 * * * *
At least some college 12.8 0.6 12.3 0.6 17.4 2.2 14.7 2.8 * *
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 13.6 0.6 13.4 0.6 15.2 1.7 14.9 2.7 * *
Public only 27.0 2.4 27.2 2.7 28.3 3.6 * * * *
Uninsured 26.5 1.8 25.6 2.0 30.6 5.2 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 16.8 1.7 15.6 1.8 30.3 4.7 * * * *
Medicare and private 16.6 1.3 16.6 1.3 18.8 4.3 * * * *
Medicare and other public 22.5 2.6 19.6 3.0 * * * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 15.2 0.6 14.3 0.6 20.3 1.6 15.8 2.5 * *
Non-MSA 20.8 1.2 20.3 1.2 28.6 4.8 * * * *

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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