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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 189B_b
Percent of families unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population groupa Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   51.0 1.5 48.9 1.5 48.8 1.8 53.9 4.9 69.5 3.6
Age 18-44 56.6 2.2 55.1 2.4 55.4 2.8 * * 67.3 4.7
45-64 49.2 2.2 46.5 2.3 47.3 2.7 * * * *
65 and over 31.0 4.0 29.5 4.1 25.7 4.4 * * * *
Gender Male 50.3 1.9 48.1 2.0 47.2 2.4 * * 69.8 5.8
Female 51.7 2.1 49.7 2.3 50.3 2.6 50.3 5.7 69.2 4.6
Family incomeb Negative or poor 66.5 3.0 63.2 3.6 63.3 4.8 * * * *
Near poor/low 63.5 2.9 60.4 3.2 62.5 3.6 * * 81.4 4.6
Middle 50.2 3.1 49.5 3.4 50.4 3.7 * * * *
High 32.6 2.7 32.7 2.8 32.0 2.9 * * * *
Educationc Less than high school graduate 60.0 3.1 56.2 3.6 58.0 4.3 * * 72.5 4.6
High school graduate 56.1 2.4 55.0 2.6 53.8 2.9 * * * *
At least some college 44.1 2.2 42.7 2.2 42.8 2.5 * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 44.2 1.9 43.0 2.0 43.5 2.3 * * * *
Public only 48.6 4.0 47.2 4.3 48.6 5.4 * * * *
Uninsured 81.5 2.8 80.9 3.4 81.2 4.1 * * 83.9 3.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 47.9 2.0 44.7 2.1 43.9 2.6 * * 68.1 4.5
Metropolitan-small 54.6 2.4 53.3 2.6 54.3 2.8 * * * *
Micropolitan 54.4 4.6 53.4 4.6 53.3 5.2 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 49.0 1.5 48.3 1.5 48.4 1.8 53.9 4.9 60.7 6.4
Other 75.3 3.7 * * * * * * 77.6 4.0
Born in U.S. Yes 49.4 1.6 48.9 1.6 48.7 1.9 55.0 5.1 57.7 6.2
No 64.6 4.0 * * * * * * 78.7 3.4

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: 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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