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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 173c: Income - Persons with a dental 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 42.6 0.5 25.2 1.0 28.8 0.8 41.2 0.8 55.9 0.8
                     
Age                    
    0-17 42.7 0.9 25.2 1.5 31.5 1.5 44.7 1.4 58.8 1.7
    18-44 39.8 0.7 22.6 1.3 25.1 1.1 39.0 1.0 52.1 1.1
    45-64 48.6 0.8 28.5 2.3 32.0 1.8 40.9 1.3 59.3 1.0
    65 and over 40.4 1.0 28.7 2.4 28.8 1.7 41.8 2.0 54.3 1.7
                     
Gender                    
    Male 39.0 0.6 22.5 1.2 24.7 1.0 36.9 1.0 51.2 1.0
    Female 46.1 0.6 27.3 1.2 32.2 1.0 45.5 0.9 60.8 0.9
                     
Race                    
    White 45.3 0.6 27.2 1.2 29.6 0.9 43.4 0.9 58.3 0.8
    Black 27.4 1.0 20.6 1.6 23.6 1.7 28.9 1.6 36.6 2.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 37.4 2.6 16.8 4.3 38.2 4.7 33.9 4.1 44.2 4.5
    American Indian or Alaska Native 32.1 3.8 28.1 7.3 24.9 4.6 * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 42.6 0.5 25.2 1.0 28.8 0.8 41.2 0.8 55.9 0.8
      White 48.7 0.6 31.0 1.6 33.1 1.1 45.7 1.0 59.3 0.8
      Black 27.4 1.1 20.6 1.6 23.5 1.8 28.9 1.6 36.4 2.4
    Hispanic 27.2 0.9 19.2 1.4 20.1 1.1 30.7 1.6 43.6 2.2
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 26.0 0.9 19.5 1.4 17.8 1.1 29.8 1.5 42.9 2.1
    High school graduate 38.8 0.7 25.6 1.9 29.2 1.4 37.9 1.2 49.0 1.3
    At least some college 53.5 0.7 35.6 2.6 40.0 1.7 48.4 1.2 59.6 0.9
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 49.6 0.6 35.7 2.1 34.1 1.4 44.7 1.0 57.8 0.9
    Public only 27.7 0.9 24.9 1.4 29.5 1.7 30.4 2.5 39.6 5.0
    Uninsured 20.1 0.9 12.8 1.5 16.9 1.4 22.3 1.5 31.7 2.5
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 34.1 1.6 29.3 4.7 28.0 2.8 33.8 2.8 46.0 3.8
    Medicare and private 47.6 1.3 37.5 4.1 34.3 2.6 46.8 2.7 58.7 1.9
    Medicare and other public 20.8 2.4 17.1 3.2 15.6 2.9 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 42.7 0.7 25.6 1.3 28.2 1.1 39.3 1.0 55.2 1.0
    Metropolitan-small 44.5 1.0 26.2 1.9 30.2 1.7 43.1 1.5 59.5 1.5
    Micropolitan 39.9 1.5 19.9 2.5 27.6 2.3 44.4 2.2 52.6 2.0
    Noncore-adjacent 36.2 2.3 26.2 4.7 25.4 2.8 39.9 4.1 50.5 3.8
    Noncore-rural 42.7 3.4 27.2 7.6 37.4 5.6 49.3 5.0 47.8 4.0
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 51.9 1.6 32.8 3.4 37.3 2.8 55.9 2.9 66.0 2.8
    No 41.5 0.9 24.3 1.6 31.0 1.6 42.9 1.4 58.0 1.8
                     

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

 

 

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