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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 227b: Children without problems getting referral to a specialist in past year, 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 83.1 1.3 83.4 1.4 83.8 1.6 81.7 3.8 81.4 2.9
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 80.7 2.3 80.0 2.6 80.0 2.8 * * 84.6 3.5
    6 - 17 84.3 1.4 85.0 1.5 85.5 1.8 83.2 3.8 79.5 4.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 80.4 1.7 81.2 1.8 81.0 2.0 * * 75.4 4.2
    Female 86.4 1.5 86.1 1.7 87.2 1.9 * * 88.4 3.0
                     
Family income a                    
    Negative or poor 74.2 3.8 72.9 4.7 * * * * 77.8 5.2
    Near poor/low 83.5 2.4 84.0 2.7 83.5 3.4 * * * *
    Middle 83.0 2.4 83.0 2.6 83.0 2.8 * * * *
    High 86.1 2.0 86.3 2.1 86.8 2.1 * * * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 85.6 1.5 86.1 1.4 86.4 1.6 * * 80.6 4.6
    Public only 73.5 3.2 70.2 4.0 68.0 4.9 * * 82.9 3.6
    Uninsured * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationb                    
    Metropolitan-large 81.6 2.1 81.7 2.2 82.8 2.7 77.4 5.5 81.4 3.8
    Metropolitan-small 86.0 1.8 86.9 1.9 86.5 2.0 * * * *
    Mircopolitan 84.0 3.0 83.2 3.2 82.2 3.5 * * * *
    Noncore * * * * * * * * * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 81.5 2.1 82.4 2.1 82.9 2.3 * * 75.1 5.3
    No 84.5 1.5 84.1 1.8 84.4 2.0 * * 86.6 2.4
                     

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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