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Table 146a: People who usually wait >30 minutes before seeing provider, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 16.9 0.6 16.2 0.6 21.8 1.6 16.1 2.6 25.2 5.2
                     
Age                    
    0-17 16.9 0.8 16.3 0.9 20.3 2.2 13.8 3.6 * *
    18-44 16.8 0.7 16.2 0.8 21.2 1.5 16.2 3.2 * *
    45-64 17.0 0.8 16.3 0.8 22.3 2.3 17.7 4.3 * *
    65 and over 16.9 1.0 15.7 1.0 28.6 3.2 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 16.5 0.6 15.8 0.6 21.2 1.9 15.9 3.0 25.8 6.0
    Female 17.3 0.6 16.5 0.6 22.3 1.5 16.2 2.8 24.6 6.1
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 27.5 1.6 26.3 1.7 31.0 2.9 * * * *
    Near poor/low 20.7 1.1 20.0 1.2 24.6 2.9 * * * *
    Middle 16.7 0.8 16.3 0.8 18.5 1.7 19.4 5.6 * *
    High 12.8 0.7 12.6 0.7 14.8 2.0 13.3 3.1 * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 24.7 1.1 22.9 1.1 34.2 2.5 * * * *
    High school graduate 15.8 0.7 15.4 0.8 19.6 1.8 14.5 4.2 * *
    At least some college 14.4 0.7 13.9 0.7 17.4 1.8 15.8 3.2 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 14.2 0.6 13.7 0.6 16.8 1.4 15.4 2.8 22.7 6.7
    Public only 28.3 1.4 29.3 1.6 28.3 2.8 * * * *
    Uninsured 26.6 1.7 25.6 1.9 32.5 4.1 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 17.9 1.5 16.6 1.5 31.3 5.0 * * * *
    Medicare and private 15.2 1.3 14.5 1.3 21.2 4.4 * * * *
    Medicare and other public 24.9 2.5 21.8 2.6 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 17.5 0.9 16.7 0.8 22.5 2.1 16.4 2.9 * *
    Metropolitan-small 13.7 0.9 13.3 1.0 16.6 2.0 * * * *
    Micropolitan 21.0 1.7 20.4 1.8 26.7 3.5 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 20.8 2.8 19.4 3.0 29.5 7.1 * * * *
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 16.8 1.4 16.1 1.5 20.7 3.1 * * * *
    No 17.1 0.9 16.5 0.9 20.3 2.4 13.5 3.6 * *
                     

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; 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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