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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 197a
People with an office or outpatient visit in the past year, by race, United States, 2002
Population group 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   74.1 0.4 76.0 0.4 65.1 1.2 64.0 1.7 74.3 7.3 63.9 4.0 81.2 2.1
Age 0-17 73.4 0.7 75.8 0.8 63.3 2.0 66.0 4.3 * * 53.8 5.7 80.3 3.3
18-44 65.2 0.5 66.9 0.6 57.3 1.6 55.3 2.2 * * 60.0 5.9 78.9 3.6
45-64 80.2 0.5 81.4 0.5 73.5 1.4 72.7 2.9 * * * * * *
65 and over 91.4 0.5 92.0 0.6 87.7 1.6 84.1 4.0 * * * * * *
Gender Male 67.3 0.5 69.1 0.5 56.0 1.4 60.9 2.5 * * 59.2 4.8 77.3 3.2
Female 80.7 0.4 82.7 0.4 73.0 1.4 66.9 1.9 * * 69.1 4.7 84.9 2.5
Family incomea Negative or poor 68.1 1.0 70.6 1.0 63.3 2.3 49.0 6.1 * * 55.3 6.1 81.8 4.9
Near poor/low 69.9 0.8 71.6 0.9 64.5 1.8 57.7 4.4 * * 61.9 6.4 74.7 5.2
Middle 72.8 0.6 74.3 0.7 64.5 1.8 63.7 3.8 * * 63.2 7.4 83.0 3.3
High 79.2 0.5 80.7 0.5 68.8 2.1 68.7 2.3 * * * * 84.0 3.3
Educationb Less than high school graduate 69.0 0.8 69.5 0.9 66.0 1.6 64.2 4.5 * * * * * *
High school graduate 72.5 0.7 74.7 0.7 62.1 1.6 55.2 3.8 * * 59.5 6.7 * *
At least some college 78.5 0.5 80.1 0.5 70.1 1.5 65.5 2.2 * * * * 82.8 3.7
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 76.0 0.4 77.7 0.4 65.9 1.5 67.0 2.0 * * 65.9 5.5 83.4 2.6
Public only 74.7 0.9 77.2 0.9 68.6 2.4 63.0 8.8 * * * * 86.3 3.3
Uninsured 45.0 1.0 46.6 1.1 39.0 2.1 28.9 5.3 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 90.0 1.0 90.6 1.0 85.2 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 92.8 0.7 93.2 0.7 86.9 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 90.1 1.5 89.8 1.8 92.9 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 72.4 0.5 74.5 0.6 64.4 1.4 64.9 1.7 * * 60.4 5.9 81.0 2.7
Metropolitan-small 75.7 0.6 76.8 0.6 67.6 1.7 60.4 5.8 * * 75.7 7.7 82.3 4.1
Micropolitan 77.4 1.2 79.6 1.2 62.6 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 75.2 2.0 76.0 2.2 71.7 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 79.1 1.8 79.3 2.0 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 89.0 0.8 90.1 0.9 83.1 2.3 * * * * * * * *
No 69.6 0.8 72.3 0.9 58.5 2.3 62.6 4.8 * * 44.0 6.3 77.0 3.8
Preferred language English 76.4 0.4 78.5 0.4 65.6 1.2 68.3 2.2 * * 64.6 4.3 81.5 2.2
Other 57.4 1.1 56.8 1.2 58.0 5.5 59.9 2.3 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 76.4 0.4 78.3 0.4 65.8 1.3 65.1 3.4 * * 64.8 4.3 81.5 2.2
No 60.1 1.0 58.5 1.2 60.1 3.3 63.7 1.9 * * * * * *

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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; 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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