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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 188B_a
Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, 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   10.5 0.4 10.8 0.4 8.3 0.7 6.5 1.4 * * 13.6 3.0 21.2 4.0
Age 18-44 11.4 0.5 11.9 0.6 8.5 1.0 6.9 1.7 * * * * * *
45-64 11.8 0.6 12.3 0.7 8.7 1.1 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 6.0 0.5 5.9 0.5 6.4 1.7 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 9.9 0.4 9.9 0.5 9.8 1.2 5.7 1.5 * * * * * *
Female 11.1 0.5 11.7 0.5 7.2 0.8 7.9 2.3 * * * * 22.3 5.7
Family incomeb Negative or poor 14.2 1.0 15.6 1.3 9.4 1.2 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 12.8 0.8 13.3 0.9 9.6 1.4 * * * * * * * *
Middle 9.8 0.6 10.3 0.6 6.5 1.1 * * * * * * * *
High 8.5 0.5 8.6 0.5 8.0 1.8 5.3 1.5 * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school graduate 11.1 0.7 11.7 0.8 7.4 1.1 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 10.0 0.5 10.1 0.6 8.1 1.3 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 10.6 0.4 10.9 0.5 8.8 1.5 6.3 1.5 * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 9.8 0.4 10.2 0.5 7.4 1.1 6.1 1.5 * * * * * *
Public only 15.6 1.5 17.5 1.8 9.5 1.4 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 17.5 1.1 18.7 1.3 11.9 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 8.4 1.3 8.5 1.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 4.5 0.6 4.2 0.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 6.8 1.3 8.0 1.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 10.6 0.5 11.1 0.5 7.9 0.9 7.0 1.5 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 10.4 0.7 10.6 0.7 7.3 1.4 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 10.2 1.0 9.9 0.9 15.2 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 10.2 1.2 10.5 1.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 11.6 3.0 11.2 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 10.7 0.4 10.9 0.4 8.2 0.7 7.5 2.1 * * 13.3 3.0 20.7 4.0
Other 8.6 0.9 9.2 1.0 * * 5.6 1.6 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 10.8 0.4 11.0 0.4 8.3 0.7 * * * * 13.2 3.0 21.9 4.4
No 8.4 0.7 9.3 0.8 7.9 2.2 5.7 1.4 * * * * * *

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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