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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 171c: Income - Persons with an office or outpatient visit, by family incomea, United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 73.3 0.4 67.1 1.0 68.5 0.8 72.7 0.7 78.2 0.5
                     
Age                    
    0-17 72.2 0.8 64.7 1.5 64.5 1.5 72.6 1.3 81.8 1.2
    18-44 65.0 0.6 57.6 1.5 58.1 1.3 64.7 1.0 70.5 0.9
    45-64 79.0 0.6 78.9 1.8 74.9 1.7 75.9 1.2 81.5 0.8
    65 and over 90.8 0.6 88.9 1.7 90.1 1.1 91.6 1.0 91.2 1.1
                     
Gender                    
    Male 66.4 0.5 58.3 1.5 60.1 1.0 65.4 0.9 72.2 0.7
    Female 79.9 0.5 73.9 1.1 75.6 0.9 79.8 0.8 84.4 0.7
                     
Race                    
    White 75.3 0.4 69.7 1.2 70.3 0.9 74.5 0.8 79.6 0.6
    Black 64.5 0.9 62.2 1.9 61.1 1.9 65.5 1.9 69.1 2.2
    Asian or Pacific Islander 62.2 2.2 52.4 6.4 67.0 4.5 55.5 4.4 67.1 2.7
    American Indian or Alaska Native 68.4 3.5 64.6 6.5 62.8 6.4 * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 73.3 0.4 67.1 1.0 68.5 0.8 72.7 0.7 78.2 0.5
      White 78.2 0.4 74.8 1.5 75.6 1.1 77.5 0.9 80.2 0.6
      Black 64.8 0.9 62.4 1.9 61.6 1.9 65.7 1.9 69.7 2.3
    Hispanic 59.2 0.9 58.8 1.8 55.6 1.2 57.6 1.6 69.3 1.8
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 68.4 0.8 64.3 1.5 67.0 1.3 68.8 1.5 75.9 1.8
    High school graduate 72.4 0.7 70.9 2.1 70.0 1.3 71.4 1.1 75.5 1.0
    At least some college 77.3 0.6 71.9 2.7 76.0 1.5 76.9 1.1 78.2 0.7
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 74.8 0.5 71.0 2.0 68.7 1.2 72.6 0.9 78.1 0.6
    Public only 74.1 1.0 72.6 1.4 75.1 1.7 74.1 2.4 85.6 4.1
    Uninsured 45.7 1.0 40.4 1.9 41.9 1.6 47.6 1.8 56.2 2.6
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 89.0 1.1 87.8 3.1 89.1 1.8 89.4 2.1 88.9 2.3
    Medicare and private 92.8 0.7 92.7 2.2 92.0 1.5 93.3 1.1 92.8 1.1
    Medicare and other public 87.9 1.9 85.9 3.3 89.2 2.7 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 71.7 0.6 63.6 1.4 66.2 1.2 70.9 1.1 76.5 0.8
    Metropolitan-small 75.2 0.7 70.5 1.6 69.1 1.5 74.7 1.2 80.6 0.9
    Micropolitan 76.7 1.3 70.9 3.1 75.1 1.8 73.9 2.1 83.4 1.3
    Noncore-adjacent 73.4 2.1 70.2 4.4 68.9 2.6 75.3 3.1 77.9 3.2
    Noncore-rural 76.7 2.4 77.3 5.5 73.3 4.8 77.0 3.6 78.8 2.7
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 86.5 1.0 81.2 2.6 84.6 2.3 87.3 1.8 89.6 1.7
    No 68.6 0.8 60.9 1.6 59.9 1.6 68.6 1.4 79.8 1.4
                     

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.

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.

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, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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