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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 225B_a: Children who usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 20.8 0.8 20.5 0.9 21.5 2.0 19.9 3.1 * *
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 19.8 1.0 18.9 1.2 22.6 2.4 * * * *
    6 - 17 21.4 1.1 21.6 1.2 20.8 2.6 18.2 3.2 * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 20.2 1.0 20.1 1.1 21.3 2.3 * * * *
    Female 21.3 1.2 21.0 1.3 21.7 2.9 * * * *
                     
Family income a                    
    Negative or poor 21.2 1.7 20.7 2.1 22.6 3.1 * * * *
    Near poor/low 24.2 2.0 24.5 2.3 21.8 4.1 * * * *
    Middle 21.7 1.4 22.3 1.5 18.3 3.3 * * * *
    High 17.8 1.2 17.0 1.4 24.1 4.6 * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 20.9 0.9 20.5 1.1 24.3 2.8 18.2 3.5 * *
    Public only 20.4 1.6 20.6 1.8 19.1 3.2 * * * *
    Uninsured 19.9 2.4 21.1 2.8 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 21.4 1.1 20.7 1.3 24.0 2.7 20.2 3.4 * *
    Metropolitan-small 19.9 1.6 20.2 1.8 16.6 3.3 * * * *
    Micropolitan 19.6 2.1 20.3 2.3 * * * * * *
    Noncore 20.2 3.5 21.0 3.9 * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 21.5 1.5 21.2 1.7 22.5 3.2 * * * *
    No 20.4 0.9 20.2 1.0 21.2 2.3 19.4 3.3 * *
                     

a Negative 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.

bSee MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

cPopulation is different from other categories. The variable is defined according to age at interview rounds, not the end of the year. Children with missing values are excluded.

*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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