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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 140A_a: Adults who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 57.1 0.8 57.5 0.9 57.7 2.3 43.9 4.3 * *
                     
Age                    
    18-44 52.8 1.1 53.8 1.2 50.9 3.1 * * * *
    45-64 57.5 1.3 56.9 1.4 64.7 3.7 * * * *
    65 and over 68.6 1.7 68.5 1.8 72.7 4.0 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 58.0 1.1 58.8 1.2 58.6 3.2 * * * *
    Female 56.4 1.0 56.5 1.1 57.1 2.8 * * * *
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 53.8 2.2 53.5 2.6 54.9 4.4 * * * *
    Near poor/low 56.0 1.6 58.0 1.7 53.0 4.6 * * * *
    Middle 56.8 1.3 57.0 1.4 58.8 3.7 * * * *
    High 58.6 1.3 58.7 1.4 63.1 4.0 * * * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 55.8 1.7 55.0 1.8 62.9 3.7 * * * *
    High school graduate 56.8 1.4 58.0 1.5 53.0 3.6 * * * *
    At least some college 57.8 1.2 58.2 1.2 60.3 3.0 * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 55.5 1.0 56.0 1.0 55.7 2.8 * * * *
    Public only 52.7 2.5 54.0 3.1 52.2 4.9 * * * *
    Uninsured 50.3 2.4 48.6 2.6 59.7 5.6 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 68.4 3.1 68.0 3.4 * * * * * *
    Medicare and private 68.7 2.1 68.3 2.3 * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public 68.8 4.2 72.5 4.4 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 55.6 1.2 55.7 1.4 58.8 3.0 43.5 4.9 * *
    Metropolitan-small 57.7 1.3 57.8 1.4 58.7 4.4 * * * *
    Micropolitan 59.2 1.8 60.6 2.0 * * * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 60.1 3.3 63.0 3.5 * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural 68.0 4.7 69.3 4.5 * * * * * *
                     

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: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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