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Table 143c: Income - People with an emergency room visit, 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 12.0 0.3 16.8 0.8 13.7 0.7 11.4 0.4 10.2 0.4
Age                    
    0-17 11.1 0.5 12.5 1.1 12.9 1.0 10.0 0.7 10.1 0.8
    18-44 12.0 0.4 18.6 1.4 13.4 1.0 11.4 0.7 10.0 0.6
    45-64 10.8 0.5 22.7 2.5 13.5 1.5 11.2 1.1 8.4 0.6
    65 and over 15.9 0.8 18.2 2.5 15.8 1.7 14.2 1.3 17.1 1.5
Gender                    
    Male 11.5 0.4 13.0 1.0 13.6 0.9 11.8 0.6 10.0 0.6
    Female 12.5 0.4 19.6 1.1 13.8 0.9 11.0 0.6 10.4 0.6
Race                    
    White 12.0 0.3 16.6 1.0 14.2 0.8 11.4 0.5 10.4 0.4
    Black 13.3 0.8 17.2 1.7 12.9 1.7 13.0 1.3 9.8 1.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 8.2 1.4 18.9 3.5 * * 6.3 1.9 6.5 1.6
    American Indian or Alaska Native 13.9 3.2 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 12.3 0.3 18.2 0.9 14.4 0.8 11.8 0.4 10.3 0.4
      White 12.3 0.3 18.7 1.4 15.1 1.0 11.9 0.5 10.4 0.5
      Black 13.2 0.8 17.2 1.8 12.8 1.6 13.0 1.3 9.9 1.6
    Hispanic 10.0 0.6 12.1 1.1 10.9 1.1 8.4 0.9 8.6 1.1
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 16.0 0.7 20.1 1.6 16.0 1.3 14.1 1.1 14.4 1.7
    High school graduate 12.6 0.5 19.8 2.0 14.1 1.3 11.8 0.8 10.9 0.8
    At least some college 10.4 0.4 19.0 2.3 11.2 1.5 10.8 0.8 9.3 0.6
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private 10.8 0.3 16.2 1.4 14.1 1.0 10.7 0.5 9.4 0.4
      Public only 17.1 0.9 18.3 1.3 14.4 1.4 18.9 2.8 * *
      Uninsured 10.3 0.7 13.4 1.7 10.1 1.3 9.8 1.2 8.0 1.4
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only 17.8 1.6 23.0 4.7 17.1 2.7 16.7 2.7 18.5 3.3
      Medicare and private 14.8 1.1 16.3 3.9 15.3 2.7 12.6 1.7 16.3 1.7
      Medicare and other public 17.2 2.3 16.0 4.1 14.6 3.1 * * * *
Residence location                    
    MSA 11.3 0.3 16.0 0.9 12.8 0.7 10.9 0.5 9.8 0.4
    Non-MSA 13.7 0.6 19.7 1.6 14.4 1.3 12.8 1.0 11.4 1.1

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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