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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 3.5

Adults without problems getting referral to a specialist in the past year by race, ethnicity, and income, 2000-2001.

Bar chart. White, in 2000, 80.2 percent, in 2001, 81 percent; black, in 2000, 74.4 percent, in 2001, 77 percent; asian pacific islanders, in 2000 there were too few in this category to provide a reliable estimate, in 2001, 58 percent; nonhispanic white, in 2000, 81.2 percent, in 2001, 82 percent; hispanic, in 2000, 69.1 percent, in 2001, 63 percent; poor, in 2000, 70.9 percent, in 2001, 68 percent; near poor, in 2000, 74.5 percent, in 2001, 76 percent; middle income, in 2000, 79.7 percent, in 2001, 81 percent; high income, in 2000, 82.1 percent, in 2001, 82 percent.

Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2000-2001.

Reference population: Civilian, noninstitutionalized people age 18 and over.

Note: For findings related to all measures of getting care within the health care system, see Tables 3.2a and 3.2b.

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