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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Socioeconomic differences

Table 2.11b. Socioeconomic Differences in Timeliness

Measure Income Differencei Educational Differenceii Insurance Differenceiii
<100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Usual Source of Careiv
People who have a specific source of ongoing care
People in fair or poor health who have a specific source of ongoing care =
People with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as source of ongoing care
Patient Perceptions of Their Carev
Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed care =
Families that experience difficulties or delays due to financial or insurance reasons =
Adults who sometimes or never can get appointment for routine care as soon as wanted = =
Adults who sometimes or never can get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted = =

iCompared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
iiCompared with persons with any college education.
iiiCompared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
ivSource: National Health Interview Survey, 2001.
vSource: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2001. This source did not collect information on Asians and NHOPIs separately but in aggr egate as Asian or Pacific Islander. This source did not collect information for >1 race.
Key: HS=high school

Key to Symbols Used in Quality of Health Care Tables::
=: Group and comparison group receive about same quality of health care or have similar outcomes.
↑Group receives better quality of health care than the comparison group or has better outcomes.
↓Group receives poorer quality of health care than the comparison group or has worse outcomes.
Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.

 

 

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