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Table 143a: Race - People with an emergency room visit, by race, United States, 1999

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 12.0 0.3 12.0 0.3 13.3 0.8 8.2 1.4 13.9 3.2
Age                    
    0-17 11.1 0.5 11.2 0.5 11.7 1.2 8.5 2.1 * *
    18-44 12.0 0.4 11.9 0.4 13.8 1.2 7.9 1.8 * *
    45-64 10.8 0.5 10.5 0.6 13.8 1.6 * * * *
    65 and over 15.9 0.8 16.0 0.9 15.5 1.9 * * * *
Gender                    
    Male 11.5 0.4 11.6 0.4 12.1 1.0 7.8 1.5 * *
    Female 12.5 0.4 12.3 0.4 14.2 1.0 8.5 2.0 17.1 4.2
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 16.8 0.8 16.6 1.0 17.2 1.7 18.9 3.5 * *
    Near poor/low 13.7 0.7 14.2 0.8 12.9 1.7 * * * *
    Middle 11.4 0.4 11.4 0.5 13.0 1.3 6.3 1.9 * *
    High 10.2 0.4 10.4 0.4 9.8 1.5 6.5 1.6 * *
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 16.0 0.7 15.8 0.8 18.2 1.9 * * * *
    High school graduate 12.6 0.5 12.7 0.5 12.8 1.3 * * * *
    At least some college 10.4 0.4 10.3 0.5 12.0 1.5 7.6 2.2 * *
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private 10.8 0.3 10.8 0.3 11.6 1.0 7.5 1.2 * *
      Public only 17.1 0.9 17.2 1.2 18.3 1.7 12.2 3.5 * *
      Uninsured 10.3 0.7 10.4 0.8 10.5 1.8 * * * *
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only 17.8 1.6 18.0 1.8 17.5 3.6 * * * *
      Medicare and private 14.8 1.1 15.0 1.2 12.3 3.6 * * * *
      Medicare and other public 17.2 2.3 16.1 2.5 * * * * * *
Residence location                    
    MSA 11.3 0.3 11.3 0.3 12.8 0.8 8.5 1.6 * *
    Non-MSA 13.7 0.6 13.5 0.6 16.6 2.1 4.5 1.2 * *

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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