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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 188C_d
Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed dental care, by educationa, United States, 2002
Population groupb Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   10.2 0.3 12.6 0.7 9.7 0.5 9.5 0.5
Age 18-44 12.2 0.5 16.8 1.3 12.4 0.8 10.4 0.7
45-64 10.1 0.5 13.8 1.2 8.8 0.8 9.9 0.7
65 and over 5.5 0.5 6.5 0.8 5.1 0.8 4.8 0.8
Gender Male 9.3 0.4 11.1 1.0 9.1 0.7 8.7 0.6
Female 11.1 0.5 14.0 1.1 10.4 0.7 10.3 0.6
Race White, single race 10.1 0.4 12.5 0.8 9.8 0.6 9.5 0.6
Black, single race 11.2 0.8 12.9 1.7 9.7 1.2 11.6 1.5
Asian, single race 6.3 1.2 * * * * 6.1 1.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 10.8 2.9 * * * * * *
Multiple races 13.8 3.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 10.1 0.4 13.1 0.8 9.7 0.5 9.4 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 10.1 0.4 13.2 1.0 9.7 0.6 9.4 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 11.1 0.8 12.6 1.7 9.8 1.2 11.4 1.5
Hispanic (all races) 10.9 0.9 11.2 1.2 10.4 1.5 11.0 1.5
Family incomec Negative or poor 16.0 1.0 16.6 1.5 14.4 1.6 17.0 1.8
Near poor/low 13.6 0.7 14.3 1.2 11.6 1.2 15.1 1.6
Middle 9.9 0.6 8.9 1.1 9.0 0.8 11.1 0.9
High 6.6 0.4 6.4 1.7 7.0 0.8 6.4 0.5
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 8.9 0.4 10.9 1.2 9.0 0.7 8.5 0.5
Public only 16.5 1.3 16.6 1.9 14.4 2.0 20.7 3.2
Uninsured 20.3 1.3 21.1 1.9 17.4 1.7 22.4 2.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6.3 1.0 7.0 1.7 6.0 1.7 5.7 1.7
Medicare and private 5.0 0.5 5.0 1.1 4.9 1.0 5.0 1.0
Medicare and other public 6.3 1.2 8.5 1.7 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 10.5 0.4 12.0 0.9 11.1 0.6 9.7 0.7
Metropolitan-small 10.2 0.7 14.5 1.5 9.0 1.0 9.2 1.0
Micropolitan 9.3 1.2 12.3 2.2 7.7 1.4 8.9 1.5
Noncore-adjacent 9.0 1.4 12.2 2.9 5.9 1.4 9.9 2.6
Noncore-not adjacent 8.5 2.3 * * 10.2 2.9 * *
Preferred language English 10.2 0.4 13.7 0.9 9.6 0.5 9.4 0.5
Other 10.4 0.9 9.0 1.1 11.9 1.9 11.3 1.8
Born in U.S. Yes 10.2 0.4 13.7 0.9 9.5 0.5 9.4 0.5
No 10.3 0.7 9.0 1.1 11.9 1.8 10.4 1.2

a 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.

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

c 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.

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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