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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 188d_c
Percent of families in which a member was unable or delayed in receiving needed prescription medications, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population groupb Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   7.4 0.3 12.1 0.9 9.7 0.7 7.1 0.5 4.8 0.3
Age 18-44 7.3 0.4 11.4 1.1 8.0 0.9 7.3 0.7 4.9 0.6
45-64 8.5 0.5 17.2 1.9 14.5 1.7 8.3 0.9 5.3 0.5
65 and over 5.8 0.5 7.0 1.4 8.9 1.3 4.6 0.8 3.1 0.7
Gender Male 6.3 0.3 10.9 1.4 8.7 1.0 5.9 0.6 4.6 0.5
Female 8.6 0.4 12.9 1.2 10.4 0.9 8.4 0.7 5.1 0.5
Race White, single race 7.4 0.3 12.7 1.1 9.7 0.9 7.1 0.5 4.9 0.4
Black, single race 7.3 0.8 9.5 1.4 9.3 1.6 5.8 1.3 * *
Asian, single race 3.7 1.0 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 13.7 3.3 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 18.3 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 7.6 0.3 12.8 1.0 10.1 0.8 7.3 0.5 4.9 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 7.5 0.3 14.0 1.3 10.2 1.0 7.4 0.6 5.0 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 7.3 0.8 9.4 1.4 9.4 1.6 5.8 1.4 * *
Hispanic (all races) 6.3 0.6 8.8 1.4 7.5 1.2 5.2 1.0 * *
Educationc Less than high school graduate 9.3 0.7 12.2 1.3 10.1 1.1 7.3 1.1 3.9 1.0
High school graduate 7.3 0.5 10.8 1.5 9.3 1.1 7.5 0.7 3.9 0.6
At least some college 6.7 0.4 13.4 1.8 9.8 1.3 6.7 0.7 5.1 0.5
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 6.6 0.3 11.9 2.1 8.2 0.9 7.6 0.6 5.1 0.4
Public only 14.2 1.3 14.0 1.7 15.3 2.3 * * * *
Uninsured 9.7 0.8 13.4 1.5 10.6 1.5 6.5 1.4 * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6.7 1.0 * * 11.0 2.3 * * * *
Medicare and private 4.9 0.6 * * 7.3 1.6 4.4 1.0 3.1 0.8
Medicare and other public 8.4 1.3 7.0 1.8 9.9 2.4 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 7.0 0.3 11.2 1.2 8.0 0.9 7.2 0.7 5.3 0.5
Metropolitan-small 8.1 0.6 12.1 1.5 12.1 1.5 7.4 0.9 4.7 0.7
Micropolitan 7.4 0.9 12.9 2.2 11.5 1.9 5.8 1.1 2.8 0.8
Noncore-adjacent 8.6 1.1 12.9 3.3 9.9 2.1 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 7.7 0.3 12.9 1.0 10.5 0.8 7.6 0.5 4.8 0.4
Other 4.6 0.6 7.5 1.6 5.0 1.0 2.7 0.7 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 7.8 0.3 12.9 1.0 10.5 0.8 7.6 0.5 5.1 0.4
No 4.8 0.5 8.1 1.5 6.1 1.2 4.1 0.8 * *

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

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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