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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 188A_a
Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, by race, United States, 2002
Population groupa Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   20.5 0.5 20.8 0.5 19.2 1.0 12.8 1.6 * * 27.5 4.1 33.2 4.3
Age 18-44 22.3 0.7 23.2 0.7 19.1 1.3 11.0 1.8 * * * * * *
45-64 21.7 0.7 21.9 0.8 20.3 1.6 15.7 3.0 * * * * * *
65 and over 14.0 0.8 13.6 0.8 17.2 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 19.1 0.6 19.6 0.7 17.0 1.5 10.9 1.8 * * * * * *
Female 22.0 0.6 22.1 0.7 20.6 1.3 16.1 2.9 * * * * 41.5 5.7
Family incomeb Negative or poor 28.2 1.3 30.1 1.5 21.6 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 24.8 1.0 24.8 1.2 25.1 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Middle 19.8 0.7 20.3 0.8 16.3 1.9 12.3 2.9 * * * * * *
High 16.1 0.7 16.4 0.8 14.3 2.1 11.6 2.2 * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school graduate 23.3 1.0 23.4 1.1 23.0 2.0 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 19.5 0.7 19.7 0.8 17.4 1.8 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 20.0 0.6 20.5 0.7 18.5 1.7 13.1 1.9 * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 19.0 0.5 19.5 0.6 16.2 1.3 11.9 1.8 * * * * * *
Public only 32.4 1.9 35.2 2.3 25.4 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 30.8 1.3 32.2 1.4 26.1 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 17.0 1.8 16.4 1.8 26.4 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 11.9 0.9 11.5 0.9 13.4 3.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 17.1 1.9 17.8 2.3 13.0 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 20.6 0.6 21.3 0.7 18.0 1.1 13.7 1.7 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 20.9 1.0 20.8 1.1 20.7 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 19.7 1.7 19.1 1.7 26.9 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 20.1 1.8 20.0 2.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 18.8 3.6 17.9 3.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 20.9 0.5 21.1 0.6 19.3 1.0 14.2 2.6 * * 27.6 4.3 32.9 4.3
Other 16.3 1.1 17.5 1.2 * * 11.5 2.4 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 21.1 0.5 21.1 0.6 19.6 1.0 * * * * 27.1 4.2 35.0 4.6
No 16.6 0.9 18.1 1.0 14.6 2.9 12.6 1.8 * * * * * *

a Values are for reference person in the family, excluding families with reference person age under 18.

b 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.

c 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.

d 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; 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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