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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 143b: People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, 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 25.0 0.6 24.4 0.6 24.8 0.7 21.9 1.4 30.3 1.3
                     
Age                    
    0-17 23.9 0.9 22.9 1.1 23.0 1.2 22.7 2.3 29.2 1.9
    18-44 26.3 0.8 25.7 0.8 26.4 1.0 21.6 1.4 30.6 1.8
    45-64 26.4 0.9 25.8 1.0 25.9 1.1 25.7 2.2 34.3 2.2
    65 and over 22.0 1.0 21.7 1.1 22.6 1.2 11.8 2.1 26.6 3.1
                     
Gender                    
    Male 24.4 0.6 24.0 0.7 24.1 0.7 22.3 1.8 28.4 1.5
    Female 25.5 0.6 24.7 0.7 25.4 0.7 21.6 1.4 32.0 1.4
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 25.9 1.4 24.8 1.5 25.4 1.9 21.6 2.8 29.9 2.7
    Near poor/low 26.7 1.1 25.1 1.2 26.0 1.4 21.5 2.8 34.4 2.3
    Middle 24.5 0.9 24.0 1.0 24.4 1.1 22.6 2.3 28.3 2.3
    High 24.5 1.0 24.3 1.0 24.6 1.0 21.6 2.4 28.1 2.9
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 26.0 0.9 24.4 1.0 24.4 1.2 22.4 2.2 33.0 2.1
    High school graduate 24.5 0.9 24.3 0.9 24.8 1.0 20.0 1.8 27.1 2.0
    At least some college 25.9 0.7 25.6 0.8 26.1 0.8 22.6 1.9 32.0 2.4
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 24.9 0.7 24.4 0.7 24.8 0.8 22.9 1.8 30.4 1.7
    Public only 27.6 1.3 26.4 1.5 28.1 2.1 22.5 2.5 31.5 2.6
    Uninsured 27.6 1.5 26.8 1.8 26.7 2.0 24.3 3.4 30.0 2.7
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 22.0 1.7 21.9 1.8 22.9 2.0 * * 24.5 4.7
    Medicare and private 22.0 1.4 22.0 1.5 22.9 1.5 * * * *
    Medicare and other public 21.6 2.6 20.0 3.0 19.6 3.6 * * 29.3 5.1
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 26.8 0.8 26.1 0.9 27.2 1.0 23.0 1.7 30.9 1.5
    Metropolitan-small 22.8 1.1 22.4 1.1 22.6 1.2 19.6 2.7 27.7 2.6
    Micropolitan 26.2 1.6 25.6 1.6 25.6 1.7 24.4 4.5 37.2 5.2
    Noncore-adjacent 17.4 1.9 17.4 2.0 17.2 1.8 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 15.7 3.8 15.8 3.8 16.0 3.7 * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 25.9 1.6 25.6 1.8 26.7 2.0 19.2 3.1 27.6 3.2
    No 23.3 1.0 22.1 1.1 21.9 1.2 23.9 2.5 29.6 2.0
                     

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: 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, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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