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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 131c: Income - People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by family incomea,United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 13.8 0.7 22.8 1.8 20.9 1.6 12.6 1.1 5.1 0.7
                     
Age                    
    0-17 15.5 1.7 16.4 3.0 20.0 3.7 14.6 3.2 * *
    18-44 13.9 0.8 24.9 2.1 20.3 1.7 12.3 1.2 5.7 0.9
    45-64 13.9 1.1 25.8 5.0 29.0 3.5 14.5 2.2 3.8 0.9
    65 and over 6.1 1.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 12.1 0.7 19.9 2.3 19.9 1.9 11.3 1.1 4.5 0.8
    Female 16.1 0.9 25.7 2.3 22.2 1.9 14.5 1.7 6.0 1.1
                     
Race                    
    White 14.2 0.7 25.0 2.1 20.9 1.7 13.3 1.2 5.3 0.8
    Black 13.1 1.6 14.9 3.3 19.7 3.5 * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 13.8 0.7 22.8 1.8 20.9 1.6 12.6 1.1 5.1 0.7
      White 11.6 0.8 23.4 3.0 18.7 2.3 11.4 1.3 4.9 0.9
      Black 12.5 1.6 13.9 3.3 18.3 3.4 * * * *
    Hispanic 21.7 1.6 28.1 3.2 24.9 2.5 18.2 2.4 8.4 2.4
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 19.7 1.2 25.9 2.4 22.7 1.9 14.9 2.0 * *
    High school graduate 13.6 1.2 26.2 3.9 20.5 2.5 10.8 1.7 6.2 1.6
    At least some college 9.6 0.8 21.2 4.0 19.0 2.9 12.1 1.7 4.2 0.7
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 7.5 0.7 16.3 3.3 11.8 2.0 8.6 1.1 3.9 0.7
    Public only 18.0 2.2 17.7 3.3 22.0 4.4 14.7 3.8 * *
    Uninsured 25.5 1.4 30.1 2.7 29.0 2.5 23.2 2.9 13.5 3.0
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 15.7 0.9 25.8 2.5 23.6 2.1 16.0 1.5 5.5 0.9
    Metropolitan-small 12.3 1.2 22.5 3.7 19.9 2.7 9.5 2.1 * *
    Micropolitan 8.8 1.6 13.6 3.7 * * * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 6.3 1.9 * * * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 15.6 3.2 * * * * * * * *
    No 15.7 1.8 16.4 3.2 19.1 3.5 15.5 3.5 * *
                     

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.

cSee MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

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, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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