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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 192b
Adults without problems getting a referral to a specialist in the past year, by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   70.8 0.6 72.0 0.6 73.9 0.7 66.6 1.9 57.4 2.0
Age 18-44 63.8 1.0 65.3 1.0 67.0 1.2 63.3 3.0 52.8 2.8
45-64 71.8 0.9 72.8 1.0 74.9 1.0 64.4 3.3 58.5 3.2
65 and over 80.3 1.0 80.7 1.0 81.8 1.0 79.3 3.3 72.6 4.6
Gender Male 71.6 0.9 72.6 0.9 74.4 0.9 68.5 3.1 59.5 3.1
Female 70.2 0.7 71.5 0.8 73.5 0.9 65.3 2.3 55.9 2.4
Family incomea Negative or poor 60.6 2.0 62.8 2.2 65.1 2.6 63.7 4.0 49.3 4.0
Near poor/low 67.9 1.5 69.3 1.6 71.5 1.9 63.2 3.6 58.1 3.2
Middle 71.3 1.1 73.0 1.1 74.7 1.2 67.3 4.5 55.5 3.1
High 73.4 0.9 73.8 0.9 75.3 1.0 70.1 4.4 65.4 4.3
Educationb Less than high school graduate 67.6 1.3 70.5 1.4 72.9 1.6 68.8 3.7 54.2 2.7
High school graduate 72.8 1.1 74.1 1.1 76.3 1.2 63.6 3.9 57.3 3.6
At least some college 70.8 0.8 71.4 0.8 72.8 0.9 67.6 3.3 60.1 3.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 71.2 0.7 71.8 0.7 73.3 0.8 67.2 3.0 62.4 2.8
Public only 57.9 2.3 58.6 2.6 60.7 3.3 60.9 4.5 54.3 3.7
Uninsured 45.9 2.5 49.2 3.3 51.7 3.9 * * 36.7 4.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 77.0 2.1 77.3 2.2 77.9 2.2 * * * *
Medicare and private 82.7 1.3 82.8 1.3 83.3 1.3 * * * *
Medicare and other public 73.8 3.3 75.2 3.9 82.4 4.2 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 68.8 0.8 70.4 0.8 72.8 0.9 67.2 2.3 56.2 2.4
Metropolitan-small 72.1 1.1 73.0 1.2 74.2 1.3 65.3 4.3 58.4 3.7
Micropolitan 76.1 1.8 76.2 1.8 77.2 2.0 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 73.8 3.0 74.2 3.2 75.6 3.2 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 73.8 4.3 74.2 4.3 74.0 4.6 * * * *
Preferred language English 72.6 0.6 73.2 0.6 74.5 0.7 67.3 2.0 57.3 3.1
Other 50.2 2.4 40.5 4.2 44.3 6.5 * * 57.3 2.6
Born in U.S. Yes 72.7 0.6 73.3 0.6 74.4 0.7 66.8 2.0 59.7 2.9
No 56.3 2.1 56.7 2.8 63.4 4.0 * * 55.6 2.7

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 Persons age 18 and over. 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.

c 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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