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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 136c: Income - Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care due to financial or insurance reasons, 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 76.5 1.3 82.2 2.5 85.0 2.0 77.8 2.3 58.3 3.2
                     
Age                    
    0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 78.6 1.7 86.3 2.6 84.5 2.7 79.4 2.9 57.6 4.9
    45-64 76.9 2.1 * * 88.8 2.9 79.3 3.7 60.9 4.8
    65 and over 63.7 4.5 * * * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 73.1 2.0 78.0 4.3 83.1 3.1 77.3 3.1 55.2 4.6
    Female 79.5 1.6 84.9 3.0 86.4 2.5 78.3 3.1 62.2 5.1
                     
Race                    
    White 77.3 1.4 85.7 2.2 85.5 2.1 77.5 2.7 59.6 3.2
    Black 71.8 3.4 * * * * * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 76.5 1.3 82.2 2.5 85.0 2.0 77.8 2.3 58.3 3.2
      White 76.9 1.5 86.5 2.4 85.2 2.4 78.2 3.0 59.3 3.3
      Black 71.2 3.5 * * * * * * * *
    Hispanic 79.9 3.0 * * 86.3 3.6 * * * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 84.1 2.1 83.4 4.1 90.7 2.4 * * * *
    High school graduate 75.4 2.1 81.3 4.1 79.1 4.4 73.6 3.6 * *
    At least some college 73.1 2.3 * * 84.4 3.1 79.9 3.8 57.2 4.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 70.3 2.1 * * 85.5 3.4 75.2 3.0 53.6 4.0
    Public only 76.0 3.8 79.1 4.9 * * * * * *
    Uninsured 93.2 1.4 94.5 2.0 94.4 2.1 89.7 3.2 * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 74.2 1.7 80.9 4.2 81.7 3.3 77.9 3.2 57.5 4.3
    Metropolitan-small 78.1 2.3 * * 89.9 2.7 76 4.0 * *
    Micropolitan 83.5 2.7 * * * * * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * * * *
                     

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: SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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