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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 187c
People who have a usual primary care provider, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   77.3 0.5 70.4 1.1 71.7 0.9 77.7 0.8 81.8 0.7
Age 0-17 87.1 0.6 82.1 1.4 81.6 1.5 * * 92.7 0.9
18-44 64.9 0.7 54.7 1.6 54.4 1.4 66.2 1.1 71.9 1.1
45-64 80.7 0.6 69.6 2.1 72.2 1.8 79.7 1.1 84.7 0.8
65 and over 89.9 0.6 89.4 1.8 90.5 0.9 90.0 1.1 89.4 1.1
Gender Male 73.8 0.6 65.4 1.4 66.0 1.2 68.0 1.1 79.4 0.9
Female 80.6 0.5 74.4 1.1 76.6 0.9 78.8 0.9 84.3 0.7
Race White, single race 78.1 0.5 69.4 1.2 71.5 1.0 74.7 0.9 82.7 0.7
Black, single race 74.9 1.1 73.1 2.1 74.0 2.0 69.5 1.9 78.0 2.2
Asian, single race 69.3 2.3 65.4 7.9 71.6 5.3 63.6 3.8 70.8 3.0
NHOPI, single race 81.0 6.6 * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 73.1 3.6 66.2 8.5 69.2 6.6 * * * *
Multiple races 75.7 2.4 79.4 4.4 64.4 6.3 * * 81.3 3.6
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 79.5 0.5 73.1 1.2 75.8 1.0 76.0 0.8 82.4 0.7
  Non-Hispanic, White 80.9 0.5 73.6 1.4 76.8 1.2 77.8 0.9 83.4 0.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black 75.1 1.1 73.1 2.2 74.3 2.0 69.8 1.9 78.3 2.3
  Hispanic (all races) 63.5 1.2 62.2 1.6 57.9 1.9 57.3 2.1 72.7 2.4
Educationb Less than high school graduate 70.0 1.0 63.6 1.6 68.4 1.5 69.7 1.5 81.7 1.7
High school graduate 73.8 0.7 64.4 2.0 67.3 1.5 73.5 1.1 80.5 0.9
At least some college 76.0 0.7 65.3 2.2 67.0 1.7 75.7 1.1 78.6 0.8
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 80.3 0.5 74.2 2.0 74.1 1.3 75.8 0.9 82.2 0.7
Public only 79.4 0.9 79.4 1.2 78.6 1.7 76.0 3.4 78.4 4.4
Uninsured 44.9 1.2 37.8 1.9 42.8 2.1 41.4 2.1 57.6 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 88.9 1.3 88.6 2.7 88.4 1.8 89.2 2.1 88.9 2.5
Medicare and private 90.7 0.7 90.1 3.5 91.9 1.3 91.1 1.2 90.0 1.3
Medicare and other public 91.1 1.3 90.1 2.4 93.6 1.6 86.8 3.9 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 75.6 0.7 67.9 1.6 68.2 1.3 71.0 1.3 80.7 0.9
Metropolitan-small 79.3 0.8 74.5 1.8 74.1 1.6 75.0 1.3 83.4 1.2
Micropolitan 78.3 1.4 68.3 2.2 73.8 2.3 76.5 2.3 84.4 1.8
Noncore-adjacent 81.7 2.2 75.9 3.4 84.3 3.5 82.1 2.7 78.8 4.2
Noncore-not adjacent 81.8 3.7 76.5 7.8 75.1 6.7 81.9 4.3 88.3 3.4
CSHCN Yes 91.6 0.9 87.5 2.3 89.3 2.2 * * 94.7 1.2
No 85.8 0.7 80.3 1.7 79.6 1.6 * * 91.9 1.1
Preferred language English 79.3 0.5 72.8 1.1 75.2 1.0 75.7 0.8 82.6 0.6
Other 60.4 1.5 59.2 2.4 56.6 2.5 56.0 2.1 67.7 3.2
Born in U.S. Yes 79.6 0.5 73.8 1.0 75.5 1.0 75.7 0.9 83.1 0.7
No 60.5 1.4 50.9 2.5 53.0 2.3 60.9 1.9 70.2 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.

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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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