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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 156C_b: Ethnicity- Adults whose providers sometimes or never spend enough time with them, 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 15.7 0.4 15.2 0.4 14.6 0.4 16.8 1.1 20.6 1.1
                     
Age                    
    18-44 19.8 0.6 19.5 0.6 19.1 0.7 19.5 1.6 22.0 1.4
    45-64 13.7 0.6 13.2 0.6 12.6 0.6 15.2 1.9 20.3 1.7
    65 and over 8.8 0.6 8.5 0.6 8.2 0.7 9.4 2.0 13.9 2.5
                     
Gender                    
    Male 14.5 0.6 13.9 0.6 13.2 0.6 16.7 1.9 21.7 1.7
    Female 16.6 0.5 16.2 0.5 15.7 0.5 16.9 1.4 19.9 1.3
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 21.2 1.3 20.1 1.4 20.2 1.7 19.2 2.6 26.8 2.9
    Near poor/low 17.5 0.8 17.0 0.9 15.9 1.0 18.0 2.2 20.1 2.1
    Middle 16.1 0.7 15.5 0.7 15.0 0.7 17.6 1.8 21.8 2.2
    High 13.7 0.5 13.6 0.6 13.2 0.6 13.4 2.1 15.0 2.0
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 17.2 0.8 15.9 0.9 15.3 1.0 15.6 2.1 21.9 1.5
    High school graduate 15.8 0.7 15.4 0.7 14.4 0.8 20.0 1.9 21.7 2.3
    At least some college 15.1 0.5 14.9 0.6 14.5 0.6 15.0 1.5 18.3 1.6
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 16.0 0.5 15.8 0.5 15.4 0.5 15.4 1.3 18.6 1.4
    Public only 21.4 1.6 20.5 1.7 19.2 2.1 22.4 2.8 25.7 3.2
    Uninsured 24.9 1.5 24.4 1.7 23.7 1.9 26.3 3.9 26.3 2.3
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 9.8 1.1 9.4 1.2 9.4 1.3 * * 16.3 4.1
    Medicare and private 7.8 0.8 7.7 0.8 7.5 0.8 * * * *
    Medicare and other public 11.8 2.1 11.7 2.5 * * * * 12.4 3.2
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 16.7 0.6 16.3 0.6 15.8 0.7 15.9 1.3 19.5 1.3
    Metropolitan-small 16.0 0.7 15.4 0.7 14.9 0.7 18.7 2.5 24.8 2.8
    Micropolitan 11.4 0.9 11.1 0.9 10.4 1.0 19.3 3.6 17.6 3.5
    Noncore-adjacent 14.6 1.8 13.9 1.9 13.3 2.0 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 9.6 2.4 9.5 2.4 9.8 2.5 * * * *
                     

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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