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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 132b: People who have a usual primary care provider, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All Races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 77.5 0.5 79.4 0.5 80.3 0.5 75.9 1.0 65.1 1.1
                     
Age                    
    0-17 86.4 0.7 88.0 0.7 88.6 0.8 85.7 1.6 78.9 1.4
    18-44 65.9 0.7 68.6 0.7 69.7 0.8 64.5 1.4 51.5 1.5
    45-64 80.6 0.7 81.5 0.7 82.2 0.8 77.9 1.6 70.0 1.7
    65 and over 90.3 0.6 90.8 0.6 91.2 0.6 88.3 2.1 81.7 2.4
                     
Gender                    
    Male 74.3 0.6 76.6 0.6 77.9 0.6 71.1 1.4 59.5 1.4
    Female 80.6 0.5 82.0 0.5 82.5 0.6 80.0 1.1 70.9 1.2
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 70.0 1.3 72.4 1.5 71.8 1.9 73.4 2.3 62.6 2.1
    Near poor/low 73.3 1.0 76.6 1.1 76.5 1.3 74.9 1.8 61.8 1.8
    Middle 78.0 0.7 79.9 0.8 80.7 0.8 77.6 1.5 65.4 1.8
    High 81.5 0.7 81.9 0.7 82.7 0.8 77.3 2.2 73.6 2.3
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 70.6 0.9 76.5 0.9 77.7 1.1 70.4 1.9 53.6 1.7
    High school graduate 74.7 0.7 76.6 0.8 78.3 0.9 68.7 1.8 56.1 2.0
    At least some college 76.3 0.6 77.0 0.7 77.8 0.7 74.5 1.6 67.0 1.9
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 80.1 0.5 80.7 0.5 81.2 0.6 77.9 1.3 74.7 1.3
    Public only 79.5 1.0 80.0 1.2 77.9 1.5 81.5 1.9 78.1 1.6
    Uninsured 47.4 1.3 52.6 1.5 55.1 1.8 48.8 2.7 36.6 2.0
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 90.1 1.0 90.4 1.0 90.3 1.1 90.5 2.8 86.2 2.9
    Medicare and private 91.7 0.7 91.9 0.7 92.1 0.7 91.3 2.8 * *
    Medicare and other public 84.0 2.2 85.0 2.5 86.5 2.8 81.4 4.4 80.2 4.6
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 76.1 0.7 78.7 0.7 79.8 0.8 75.4 1.2 63.8 1.4
    Metropolitan-small 79.2 0.9 79.9 0.9 80.4 1.0 77.3 1.9 71.8 2.2
    Micropolitan 79.6 1.1 81.1 1.1 82.0 1.2 73.3 3.1 59.4 3.9
    Noncore-adjacent 79.7 1.9 80.7 1.9 80.2 2.0 82.5 5.9 63.2 7.8
    Noncore-rural 79.9 3.3 80.0 3.4 79.4 3.5 * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 90.5 1.0 91.1 1.0 91.1 1.2 91.6 2.3 86.2 2.3
    No 85.3 0.7 87.2 0.8 87.9 0.9 84.1 1.8 77.5 1.5
                     

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, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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