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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 189D_a
Percent of families unable or delayed in receiving needed prescription medications due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   66.3 1.8 65.8 1.9 75.4 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Age 18-44 72.0 2.5 72.0 2.6 * * * * * * * * * *
45-64 62.3 3.0 61.9 3.2 * * * * * * * * * *
65 and over 58.5 4.6 56.3 5.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 58.6 2.8 57.9 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Female 72.2 2.2 72.4 2.4 77.2 5.9 * * * * * * * *
Family incomeb Negative or poor 73.6 3.3 71.7 4.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 76.7 3.4 79.7 3.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Middle 68.1 3.5 67.8 3.7 * * * * * * * * * *
High 46.7 3.5 45.8 3.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school graduate 75.6 3.0 73.3 3.4 * * * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 67.4 2.9 67.4 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
At least some college 60.1 2.9 60.8 2.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 61.1 2.9 61.4 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Public only 67.8 4.9 66.5 5.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 89.7 2.2 89.1 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 61.6 2.6 61.6 2.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 71.4 3.1 69.8 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 71.4 4.8 71.2 5.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 65.2 1.9 64.2 2.0 75.0 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Other 83.7 4.6 89.0 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 65.1 1.9 63.9 2.0 76.2 5.3 * * * * * * * *
No 78.8 4.5 88.6 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *

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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