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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 229A_c: Income - Children whose providers always explained things in a way their parents could understand, 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 74.7 1.1 70.0 2.1 68.6 1.9 75.8 1.5 79.2 1.5
                     
Age                    
    0 - 5 75.1 1.2 70.2 2.5 68.8 2.5 75.7 1.9 81.5 2.1
    6 - 17 74.5 1.3 69.9 2.5 68.4 2.5 75.9 1.9 78.0 1.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 74.4 1.2 69.1 2.6 66.8 2.4 74.6 2.0 80.8 1.8
    Female 75.0 1.2 70.9 2.7 70.4 2.3 77.1 1.6 77.6 1.9
                     
Race                    
    White 74.3 1.0 67.3 2.3 66.6 2.1 75.0 1.7 79.8 1.5
    Black 77.3 2.9 75.9 4.0 75.5 4.4 78.3 3.2 81.7 4.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 74.6 3.7 * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 75.2 1.2 71.3 2.8 66.6 2.3 76.2 1.6 79.6 1.5
      White 74.8 1.1 67.4 3.5 62.6 2.9 75.2 1.9 80.3 1.5
      Black 77.5 3.0 76.3 4.2 75.4 4.5 78.7 3.2 81.4 4.6
    Hispanic 71.9 1.7 66.9 3.0 74.2 2.4 73.6 3.0 73.7 6.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Any private 76.1 1.1 68.6 4.2 68.0 2.6 76.5 1.5 79.0 1.6
    Public only 70.5 2.0 70.7 2.3 68.7 2.9 72.4 4.0 * *
    Uninsured 74.4 3.1 * * 71.6 5.5 72.4 5.2 * *
                     
Residence location b                    
    Metropolitan-large 73.7 1.6 68.9 3.0 67.4 3.2 75.5 2.2 76.6 2.0
    Metropolitan-small 74.7 1.6 68.5 4.1 68.3 3.0 74.4 3.1 83.2 2.4
    Micropolitan 77.3 2.2 74.0 5.9 70.0 4.2 77.5 3.8 86.8 3.2
    Noncore 80.0 3.2 77.7 5.3 * * 81.9 5.3 * *
                     
CSHCNc                    
    Yes 73.4 1.4 72.2 3.1 66.4 3.2 75.3 2.8 75.9 2.4
    No 75.2 1.2 69.6 2.5 69.4 2.1 76.3 1.5 80.2 1.7
                     

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.

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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