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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 142c: Income - People with difficulty getting appointments on short notice, by family income,a United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 24.2 0.5 24.8 1.4 23.9 1.1 23.7 0.8 24.7 0.9
                     
Age                    
    0-17 20.6 0.8 23.3 2.0 23.5 1.7 20.0 1.2 18.0 1.5
    18-44 27.5 0.8 27.8 2.2 28.4 1.8 27.8 1.3 27.0 1.2
    45-64 26.2 0.8 28.2 2.7 26.2 2.0 24.0 1.5 26.9 1.2
    65 and over 20.7 1.0 18.9 2.2 17.0 1.7 21.0 1.7 24.2 2.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 23.7 0.6 25.2 1.9 23.7 1.3 22.6 0.9 24.2 1.0
    Female 24.7 0.6 24.5 1.4 24.1 1.2 24.6 1.0 25.1 0.9
                     
Race                    
    White 24.5 0.6 25.7 1.8 24.4 1.2 23.8 0.9 24.8 0.8
    Black 21.4 1.3 23.4 2.7 20.6 2.4 20.9 2.0 21.0 2.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 26.3 3.6 * * * * 29.5 6.7 28.7 6.5
    American Indian or Alaska Native 31.4 4.7 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 24.2 0.5 24.8 1.4 23.9 1.1 23.7 0.8 24.7 0.9
      White 24.0 0.6 23.7 2.1 23.2 1.4 23.2 0.9 24.7 0.9
      Black 21.4 1.3 22.9 2.7 21.0 2.4 20.9 2.1 20.9 2.1
    Hispanic 28.0 1.2 30.7 2.9 28.1 2.3 27.8 2.2 25.6 2.6
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 23.7 1.0 25.6 2.2 21.0 1.6 22.9 1.6 27.8 2.7
    High school graduate 24.6 0.9 25.4 2.3 25.2 1.8 24.4 1.3 24.2 1.5
    At least some college 27.3 0.7 26.5 3.1 27.2 2.1 27.3 1.2 27.4 1.0
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 24.5 0.7 21.9 2.7 24.4 1.7 24.4 1.0 24.7 0.9
    Public only 25.6 1.3 26.1 1.9 29.1 2.2 18.2 2.6 * *
    Uninsured 27.5 1.6 31.5 3.7 26.0 2.9 26.4 2.7 27.5 3.5
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 21.7 1.7 18.2 3.6 18.5 2.5 21.6 2.8 28.4 4.1
    Medicare and private 19.7 1.3 13.8 3.2 15.3 2.6 20.6 2.2 22.3 2.2
    Medicare and other public 21.9 2.5 24.9 4.3 17.8 3.6 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 25.9 0.8 26.8 2.1 26.2 1.5 25.3 1.2 26.0 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 22.5 0.9 25.1 2.2 22.3 2.0 22.2 1.6 22.1 1.4
    Micropolitan 22.8 1.5 21.3 3.4 23.4 2.9 21.9 2.0 23.9 2.2
    Noncore-adjacent 17.8 2.6 12.1 3.4 14.2 3.6 22.4 3.9 * *
    Noncore-rural 25.3 3.9 * * * * 18.1 4.3 31.0 6.6
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 24.0 1.5 30.2 4.7 28.7 3.0 20.8 2.5 21.9 2.5
    No 19.9 0.9 21.8 1.9 22.6 1.8 20.1 1.3 17.2 1.6
                     

a Negative 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.

b Less 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.

c See 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: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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