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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 140A_c: Income - Adults who can always get care for illness or injury 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 57.1 0.8 53.8 2.2 56.0 1.6 56.8 1.3 58.6 1.3
                     
Age                    
    18-44 52.8 1.1 45.9 3.4 48.0 2.3 53.1 1.8 56.7 1.9
    45-64 57.5 1.3 59.1 3.9 54.4 3.1 54.8 2.3 59.4 1.9
    65 and over 68.6 1.7 69.1 3.7 71.1 3.1 69.5 3.1 64.3 3.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 58.0 1.1 57.4 4.0 54.6 2.7 57.9 1.8 59.4 1.7
    Female 56.4 1.0 51.9 2.3 57.0 1.9 55.9 1.8 58.0 1.6
                     
Race                    
    White 57.5 0.9 53.5 2.6 58.0 1.7 57.0 1.4 58.7 1.4
    Black 57.7 2.3 54.9 4.4 53.0 4.6 58.8 3.7 63.1 4.0
    Asian or Pacific Islander 43.9 4.3 * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 57.8 0.9 55.9 2.4 57.5 1.8 56.9 1.4 59.1 1.3
      White 58.4 0.9 56.5 3.0 59.9 2.0 57.1 1.5 59.1 1.4
      Black 57.9 2.3 55.2 4.5 53.7 4.7 58.6 3.7 63.4 4.0
    Hispanic 49.7 1.8 42.8 4.7 47.7 3.2 55.2 3.2 50.4 3.9
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 55.8 1.7 52.6 3.4 54.7 2.5 58.7 3.0 56.9 4.7
    High school graduate 56.8 1.4 54.4 4.3 56.5 2.7 58.5 2.0 56.1 2.3
    At least some college 57.8 1.2 56.6 4.4 57.8 3.1 54.1 1.9 59.9 1.6
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 55.5 1.0 45.9 4.1 53.5 2.6 53.1 1.6 58.2 1.4
    Public only 52.7 2.5 54.7 3.5 47.9 4.3 * * * *
    Uninsured 50.3 2.4 47.8 4.9 43.3 3.7 56.9 4.5 * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 68.4 3.1 * * 70.1 5.0 68.9 5.4 * *
    Medicare and private 68.7 2.1 * * 72.6 4.6 69.4 4.0 63.5 3.6
    Medicare and other public 68.8 4.2 * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 55.6 1.2 53.8 3.6 56.4 2.7 53.5 2.1 57.2 1.7
    Metropolitan-small 57.7 1.3 54.0 4.0 55.5 2.6 58.4 2.3 59.4 2.5
    Micropolitan 59.2 1.8 57.8 4.1 55.2 3.8 58.3 3.3 63.2 3.8
    Noncore-adjacent 60.1 3.3 * * * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural 68.0 4.7 * * * * * * * *
                     

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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