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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 226A_b: Children who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, 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 76.9 1.2 77.7 1.3 78.1 1.5 73.9 3.0 71.8 2.6
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 77.9 1.7 78.9 1.8 78.9 2.1 75.4 4.6 72.2 4.1
    6 - 17 76.3 1.5 77.0 1.6 77.7 1.9 72.8 3.7 71.4 3.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 79.6 1.4 80.9 1.5 80.7 1.7 79.7 3.2 71.9 3.3
    Female 73.8 1.6 74.1 1.8 74.9 2.2 68.5 4.5 71.6 3.4
                     
Family income a                    
    Negative or poor 70.0 3.0 68.3 3.6 73.8 4.2 57.8 5.9 74.4 4.4
    Near poor/low 72.0 2.6 75.3 3.0 74.2 3.5 * * 58.7 5.1
    Middle 77.3 1.8 77.7 1.9 77.3 2.1 * * 73.6 4.7
    High 82.1 2.0 81.9 2.2 81.4 2.6 * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 79.2 1.4 79.7 1.4 79.7 1.8 76.3 3.9 74.3 3.8
    Public only 70.3 2.4 70.9 2.9 71.9 3.4 69.3 5.1 68.5 3.8
    Uninsured 73.6 4.7 * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 75.7 1.9 76.3 2.1 76.6 2.7 71.1 4.2 73.0 3.0
    Metropolitan-small 76.7 2.3 78.2 2.3 78.0 2.6 * * 64.4 5.6
    Micropolitan 80.3 2.9 79.9 2.9 80.4 3.0 * * * *
    Noncore 82.6 3.3 82.7 3.6 * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 72.9 2.2 73.4 2.4 73.3 2.6 74.2 5.0 69.7 5.1
    No 78.7 1.2 79.8 1.3 80.5 1.6 73.7 3.6 72.3 2.7
                     

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: 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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