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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 189C_d
Percent of families unable or delayed in receiving needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   72.7 1.3 77.8 2.3 77.7 2.1 66.5 2.1
Age 18-44 77.4 1.7 81.3 3.2 80.9 2.5 72.6 2.7
45-64 67.7 2.3 79.6 4.3 74.8 4.3 58.9 3.6
65 and over 63.2 4.2 * * * * * *
Gender Male 71.8 2.0 81.8 3.6 73.9 3.1 65.6 3.4
Female 73.5 1.7 74.9 2.8 81.2 2.6 67.3 2.7
Race White, single race 72.5 1.4 79.0 2.8 77.6 2.4 65.6 2.4
Black, single race 71.3 3.5 * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 72.1 1.4 77.4 2.6 77.1 2.3 66.4 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 71.9 1.6 79.0 3.4 76.9 2.5 65.6 2.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 70.5 3.5 * * * * * *
Hispanic (all races) 77.3 3.4 79.5 4.9 * * * *
Family incomec Negative or poor 82.1 2.0 77.2 3.1 * * * *
Near poor/low 84.6 2.1 84.7 3.7 86.4 3.5 82.6 4.2
Middle 75.0 2.5 * * 81.2 3.7 73.5 3.3
High 49.0 3.2 * * * * 45.5 3.8
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 65.3 2.0 74.3 5.9 72.0 3.3 59.8 2.6
Public only 79.0 3.0 70.7 4.7 * * * *
Uninsured 89.6 1.8 90.6 2.8 90.7 3.3 87.5 4.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 73.4 1.8 80.8 3.3 78.6 3.0 67.2 2.7
Metropolitan-small 71.9 2.2 75.9 3.8 81.0 3.7 62.3 3.7
Micropolitan 73.2 4.0 * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 71.8 1.4 77.9 2.5 77.2 2.2 65.1 2.2
Other 80.9 3.6 77.3 6.0 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 71.8 1.4 77.5 2.6 76.1 2.3 65.9 2.2
No 78.2 3.4 79.8 5.6 * * * *

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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