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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 138c: Income - Families not very satisfied that they can get health care if they need it, 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 25.9 0.6 37.8 1.4 33.1 1.1 26.4 0.8 17.9 0.7
                     
Age                    
    0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 29.7 0.8 43.7 2.0 38.7 1.4 29.2 1.2 19.3 1.1
    45-64 25.2 0.7 40.3 2.6 40.6 2.2 26.8 1.3 17.3 0.9
    65 and over 18.0 1.0 19.5 2.2 18.8 1.7 19.0 1.7 14.7 1.5
                     
Gender                    
    Male 25.1 0.8 39.7 2.4 35.2 1.5 25.4 1.1 17.8 1.0
    Female 26.9 0.7 36.7 1.6 31.5 1.4 27.4 1.2 18.0 1.1
                     
Race                    
    White 25.1 0.6 37.6 1.7 33.2 1.2 26.0 0.9 16.9 0.7
    Black 28.1 1.6 34.3 2.6 30.6 2.9 27.6 2.1 19.7 2.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 38.9 3.4 * * * * * * 33.8 4.6
    American Indian or Alaska Native 33.9 4.7 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 25.9 0.6 37.8 1.4 33.1 1.1 26.4 0.8 17.9 0.7
      White 23.2 0.6 36.6 2.0 29.8 1.4 24.3 0.9 16.5 0.7
      Black 27.8 1.5 33.6 2.6 30.5 2.9 27.6 2.2 19.4 2.3
    Hispanic 39.6 1.5 42.1 2.9 46.8 2.4 39.0 2.5 25.3 2.9
                     
Educationb(age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 33.7 1.0 37.9 1.8 35.6 1.7 30.3 1.9 25.4 2.8
    High school graduate 25.8 0.9 40.1 2.4 30.7 1.8 23.6 1.3 18.7 1.3
    At least some college 22.7 0.8 34.9 3.3 33.2 2.1 27.0 1.2 17.0 0.9
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 22.0 0.6 35.6 3.1 29.0 1.5 24.7 1.0 17.2 0.7
    Public only 35.9 1.9 37.7 2.6 34.1 3.0 37.3 5.1 * *
    Uninsured 53.3 1.4 55.2 2.8 61.2 2.3 51.1 2.6 37.0 3.7
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 22.1 1.8 23.7 4.4 22.0 2.9 21.7 3.1 21.7 3.6
    Medicare and private 14.7 1.2 10.5 2.4 15.0 2.2 17.4 2.2 12.4 1.8
    Medicare and other public 22.2 2.6 23.8 4.3 21.8 4.0 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 27.7 0.8 42.0 1.9 36.5 1.7 29.3 1.1 19.1 1.0
    Metropolitan-small 23.2 0.8 33.9 2.5 30.7 2.0 22.7 1.4 15.6 1.0
    Micropolitan 23.9 1.5 35.5 3.3 26.6 2.5 23.4 2.2 16.0 1.9
    Noncore-adjacent 24.7 1.9 26.4 6.0 26.6 4.0 25.8 4.4 18.4 3.1
    Noncore-rural 29.8 4.3 * * * * * * * *
                     

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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