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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 139B_c: Income - Adults who usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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 36.0 0.5 30.5 1.4 32.5 1.1 35.3 0.9 38.7 0.9
                     
Age                    
    18-44 35.1 0.7 29.7 2.2 31.9 1.6 34.6 1.2 37.8 1.3
    45-64 38.0 0.9 30.6 2.6 35.0 2.7 35.8 1.6 40.6 1.3
    65 and over 34.4 1.0 32.1 2.6 31.6 2.0 36.2 2.1 35.6 1.8
                     
Gender                    
    Male 35.5 0.8 29.3 2.6 31.8 1.9 35.4 1.5 37.5 1.3
    Female 36.3 0.6 31.0 1.6 32.9 1.4 35.2 1.1 39.8 1.1
                     
Race                    
    White 36.9 0.6 31.0 1.7 33.7 1.3 36.7 1.0 39.0 1.0
    Black 28.9 1.3 26.8 2.8 25.8 2.6 26.3 2.3 35.6 2.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 36.2 2.6 * * * * * * 39.4 4.3
    American Indian or Alaska Native 31.8 4.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 36.6 0.5 31.4 1.5 34.0 1.3 36.1 1.0 38.7 0.9
      White 37.6 0.6 32.3 1.9 35.7 1.5 37.7 1.1 38.9 1.0
      Black 29.1 1.4 27.4 2.8 25.8 2.6 26.1 2.3 36.2 2.8
    Hispanic 29.7 1.3 26.3 2.8 24.5 2.3 28.3 2.0 40.8 3.0
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 33.5 1.1 28.1 1.9 31.7 1.8 33.9 1.9 43.0 3.0
    High school graduate 36.1 0.8 31.4 2.5 33.5 2.0 35.6 1.4 39.1 1.6
    At least some college 36.8 0.8 32.6 3.0 32.6 2.1 35.9 1.3 38.1 1.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 37.8 0.7 39.3 3.3 33.5 1.9 35.9 1.1 39.4 1.1
    Public only 30.8 1.6 26.6 2.2 32.0 3.1 35.0 4.7 * *
    Uninsured 28.9 1.7 24.5 3.1 32.5 3.2 26.8 3.0 31.6 4.1
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 34.1 2.0 39.4 5.5 32.6 3.7 32.4 3.2 36.4 3.9
    Medicare and private 35.3 1.4 32.0 4.3 31.4 3.0 37.6 2.7 35.5 2.3
    Medicare and other public 29.8 2.9 24.0 4.0 29.5 5.1 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 36.1 0.7 28.5 2.1 30.9 1.6 34.8 1.3 39.5 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 36.2 1.0 31.3 2.7 34.4 2.0 35.9 1.6 38.2 1.7
    Micropolitan 36.3 1.6 34.9 3.5 33.6 3.0 38.1 3.0 36.5 2.9
    Noncore-adjacent 33.3 2.3 32.4 5.2 30.2 4.8 33.3 4.0 36.8 4.0
    Noncore-rural 33.5 3.2 * * * * 29.1 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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