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Table 142b: Ethnicity - People with dental visit, by ethnicity, United States, 1999

      Non-Hispanic        
  Total All races White Black Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 43.1 0.6 45.5 0.7 49.0 0.8 27.8 1.4 25.0 1.0
Age                    
    0-17 42.1 1.0 45.5 1.1 49.7 1.3 29.6 2.5 24.3 1.4
    18-44 41.1 0.8 43.9 0.8 47.3 1.0 27.7 1.7 23.3 1.3
    45-64 48.2 1.0 49.8 1.0 53.4 1.2 28.0 1.8 30.2 2.0
    65 and over 42.1 1.3 42.7 1.4 45.6 1.5 20.3 2.3 30.5 3.5
Gender                    
    Male 39.4 0.7 41.7 0.7 45.2 0.8 24.0 1.7 22.8 1.2
    Female 46.6 0.7 49.1 0.8 52.8 0.9 31.0 1.6 27.3 1.2
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 26.7 1.1 29.2 1.3 32.5 1.8 22.6 2.5 18.3 1.7
    Near poor/low 26.7 1.1 28.6 1.3 31.9 1.6 19.3 2.1 19.0 1.6
    Middle 42.1 0.9 44.1 1.0 47.2 1.1 27.3 2.1 26.7 1.7
    High 56.8 0.9 57.5 1.0 59.1 1.0 42.3 2.8 43.6 2.5
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 24.4 0.9 26.4 1.1 28.3 1.3 19.1 1.9 17.3 1.2
    High school graduate 38.7 0.8 40.0 0.8 43.1 1.0 24.4 1.8 25.9 1.9
    At least some college 56.5 0.8 57.6 0.8 60.6 0.9 36.6 2.2 39.1 2.0
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private 49.6 0.7 51.2 0.8 53.9 0.9 33.7 1.8 33.0 1.5
      Public only 26.8 1.2 28.5 1.5 29.3 1.9 26.8 2.7 21.1 1.8
      Uninsured 18.7 1.1 21.4 1.4 25.5 1.9 10.1 1.7 12.2 1.1
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only 33.6 2.3 34.3 2.4 36.7 2.6 14.0 3.0 * *
      Medicare and private 51.0 1.7 51.2 1.7 52.6 1.7 29.2 3.9 * *
      Medicare and other public 21.1 2.5 19.5 2.7 21.8 3.6 * * 28.6 5.4
Residence location                    
    MSA 44.0 0.7 46.9 0.8 51.1 0.9 28.4 1.5 25.2 1.1
    Non-MSA 41.1 1.5 42.0 1.5 44.0 1.6 25.1 3.3 24.6 3.0

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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