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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 181b
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   25.5 0.5 22.2 0.5 20.9 0.5 27.7 1.2 44.3 1.2
Age 0-17 19.1 0.7 16.3 0.7 16.2 0.8 16.0 1.6 31.6 1.5
18-44 33.7 0.7 29.7 0.6 27.8 0.7 38.2 1.5 54.0 1.5
45-64 18.8 0.6 16.6 0.6 15.2 0.7 25.0 1.7 43.1 1.8
Gender Male 26.5 0.6 22.9 0.6 21.5 0.7 29.3 1.6 46.0 1.4
Female 24.5 0.5 21.5 0.5 20.2 0.5 26.3 1.3 42.4 1.4
Family incomea Negative or poor 42.5 1.2 38.6 1.4 41.7 1.7 32.5 2.3 53.6 1.9
Near poor/low 43.5 1.1 39.5 1.2 41.3 1.6 35.6 2.0 55.1 1.8
Middle 25.5 0.8 23.1 0.8 22.1 0.9 26.5 2.0 39.0 1.9
High 12.0 0.5 11.2 0.5 10.5 0.6 16.2 1.5 22.7 2.5
Educationb Less than high school graduate 45.1 1.1 37.4 1.2 36.7 1.4 42.7 2.3 62.1 1.6
High school graduate 29.6 0.8 27.0 0.8 24.6 0.8 35.0 1.8 48.5 2.1
At least some college 20.2 0.6 18.9 0.6 17.5 0.6 27.2 1.9 36.3 2.0
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 25.7 0.7 21.1 0.7 19.3 0.8 26.3 1.3 45.0 1.5
Metropolitan-small 24.6 0.9 22.9 0.9 21.8 0.9 28.9 3.0 40.1 2.5
Micropolitan 26.3 1.6 24.5 1.3 22.7 1.4 36.5 2.9 48.5 3.9
Noncore-adjacent 27.2 2.3 25.4 2.5 24.9 2.6 31.4 3.9 48.5 5.5
Noncore-not adjacent 23.7 3.6 23.1 3.3 22.4 3.1 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 14.8 1.0 13.8 1.1 13.4 1.3 14.7 2.4 21.3 2.4
No 19.9 0.7 16.6 0.8 16.6 0.9 16.4 1.8 33.3 1.7
Preferred language English 22.6 0.5 21.7 0.5 20.4 0.5 27.4 1.2 32.9 1.5
Other 47.1 1.6 31.3 3.0 38.6 5.8 * * 55.0 1.5
Born in U.S. Yes 22.8 0.5 21.7 0.5 20.4 0.5 27.1 1.3 33.1 1.3
No 43.1 1.4 27.1 1.7 29.3 2.9 34.0 3.4 60.0 1.7

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.

b Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c See MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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