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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 140B_b: Adults who usually get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 28.0 0.7 28.1 0.7 28.7 0.8 23.8 1.7 26.7 1.6
                     
Age                    
    18-44 29.0 0.9 29.3 1.0 29.8 1.1 25.7 2.4 26.9 2.2
    45-64 28.8 1.1 29.2 1.2 30.2 1.4 21.9 3.1 24.6 3.1
    65 and over 23.5 1.5 23.1 1.6 23.5 1.7 19.5 3.3 30.1 4.6
                     
Gender                    
    Male 27.9 0.9 27.9 1.0 28.6 1.1 21.4 2.4 27.6 2.6
    Female 28.1 0.8 28.3 0.9 28.7 1.0 25.3 2.4 26 1.9
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 27.0 1.8 26.8 1.9 25.7 2.3 30.1 4.4 28.3 3.9
    Near poor/low 24.9 1.4 24.8 1.6 25.6 1.8 21.2 3.3 25.7 3.0
    Middle 29.2 1.1 29.9 1.2 31.2 1.3 23.2 2.9 22.1 2.4
    High 28.6 1.1 28.4 1.2 28.5 1.3 22.4 3.2 32.9 4.0
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 25.7 1.5 25.7 1.6 26.3 1.9 22.2 3.8 26.0 2.4
    High school graduate 30.0 1.1 29.8 1.1 30.7 1.2 23.6 2.4 33.0 3.6
    At least some college 27.5 1.0 27.8 1.0 28.2 1.1 23.9 2.5 22.4 2.7
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 30.3 0.9 30.4 0.9 30.7 1.0 26.4 2.3 28.7 2.4
    Public only 26.0 1.9 27.0 2.1 27.0 2.8 26.3 3.9 20.4 3.6
    Uninsured 22.4 1.9 21.9 2.2 25.1 2.7 13.0 3.0 24.0 3.1
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 24.9 2.9 23.5 3.0 23.7 3.4 * * * *
    Medicare and private 23.4 1.9 23.2 1.9 23.6 2.1 * * * *
    Medicare and other public 20.6 3.4 21.5 4.1 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 28.2 0.9 28.4 1.0 29.0 1.2 24.5 2.2 26.7 1.9
    Metropolitan-small 28.3 1.2 28.4 1.3 29.5 1.4 19.2 2.8 26.8 3.0
    Micropolitan 26.9 2.0 26.9 2.0 26.6 2.1 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 29.2 2.8 29.6 3.1 28.2 3.3 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 22.5 3.4 21.9 3.4 22.4 3.8 * * * *
                     

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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