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Table 204b: Ethnicity - Emergency room expenditures paid by Medicaid, 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 7.6 0.8 7.0 0.9 5.4 0.8 17.1 3.3 12.0 2.9
Age                    
    0-17 15.2 2.6 15.0 2.7 11.7 2.9 35.5 7.7 * *
    18-44 7.1 1.3 6.9 1.4 5.7 1.4 * * 8.6 2.4
    45-64 4.8 0.9 4.2 0.8 3.2 0.7 * * * *
    65 and over 2.5 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Gender                    
    Male 5.3 0.8 4.7 0.9 3.3 0.8 14.0 3.9 11.7 2.3
    Female 9.8 1.3 9.4 1.4 7.7 1.4 19.5 4.5 * *
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 25.0 4.6 29.8 4.3 25.2 5.0 41.8 8.7 * *
    Near poor/low 13.2 2.5 12.9 2.9 10.7 3.1 * * 14.7 3.9
    Middle 3.4 0.8 2.7 0.6 2.2 0.5 * * * *
    High * * * * * * * * * *
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 9.1 1.9 8.0 2.0 5.2 1.4 * * 16.9 3.8
    High school graduate 5.4 1.3 5.6 1.4 * * * * * *
    At least some college 2.4 0.7 2.3 0.7 * * * * * *
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private 1.6 0.3 1.5 0.4 1.5 0.4 * * * *
      Public only 66.6 4.8 64.8 5.6 60.6 7.6 72.7 7.0 75.9 5.5
      Uninsured * * * * * * * * * *
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence location                    
    MSA 7.8 1.0 7.0 1.0 5.1 0.9 16.6 3.7 12.3 3.4
    Non-MSA 7.6 1.8 7.4 1.8 6.4 1.9 * * * *

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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