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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 199a
People with a dental 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   43.5 0.5 46.4 0.6 28.2 0.8 38.1 2.2 49.1 8.6 31.2 4.6 34.3 2.5
Age 0-17 44.3 0.8 47.0 1.0 34.1 1.6 35.9 4.2 * * 44.0 7.7 35.2 3.9
18-44 39.7 0.7 42.2 0.7 26.9 1.4 36.4 2.6 * * 25.0 4.5 32.9 3.9
45-64 49.4 0.8 52.9 0.9 27.4 1.3 43.9 3.1 * * * * * *
65 and over 42.3 1.1 45.3 1.2 14.6 2.0 37.8 5.8 * * * * * *
Gender Male 39.9 0.5 42.6 0.6 25.2 1.2 35.1 2.6 * * 26.8 5.0 31.4 3.3
Female 46.9 0.6 50.1 0.7 30.8 1.0 40.9 2.6 * * 36.0 6.1 37.0 3.5
Family incomea Negative or poor 25.9 1.0 27.2 1.1 23.3 1.9 16.9 4.6 * * 26.0 6.7 24.7 4.1
Near poor/low 29.5 0.8 31.5 1.0 22.7 1.5 22.6 4.0 * * 22.4 5.7 19.5 3.9
Middle 41.1 0.7 43.2 0.8 30.3 1.6 33.2 3.4 * * 26.2 7.2 34.0 4.5
High 58.1 0.7 60.5 0.7 36.6 1.9 49.0 3.0 * * * * 51.6 4.7
Educationb Less than high school graduate 25.1 0.7 26.5 0.8 16.7 1.2 27.6 4.4 * * * * * *
High school graduate 40.0 0.8 42.9 0.9 25.3 1.5 31.6 3.9 * * 19.0 5.3 * *
At least some college 54.5 0.6 57.7 0.7 32.6 1.6 44.2 2.7 * * * * 45.1 5.5
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 50.9 0.6 53.6 0.6 35.3 1.3 43.8 2.4 * * 34.2 5.4 43.1 3.9
Public only 29.0 0.9 30.2 1.1 26.5 1.7 24.6 6.7 * * * * 24.1 5.0
Uninsured 19.1 0.8 21.1 1.0 10.8 1.3 10.6 3.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 34.9 1.7 37.4 1.9 12.5 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 50.3 1.3 52.6 1.4 17.0 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 18.8 1.8 20.2 2.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 43.3 0.7 46.6 0.8 28.1 1.0 41.5 2.3 * * 30.7 5.8 37.0 3.8
Metropolitan-small 45.8 1.1 48.1 1.1 31.1 1.8 26.6 5.5 * * 39.7 7.8 35.9 4.3
Micropolitan 41.5 1.9 44.7 1.9 21.6 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 35.6 2.5 36.8 3.0 23.2 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 40.6 3.4 41.4 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 57.2 1.5 60.1 1.7 43.7 3.4 * * * * * * * *
No 42.0 0.9 44.6 1.0 32.2 1.8 34.3 4.9 * * 38.5 7.6 35.0 4.1
Preferred language English 46.2 0.5 49.4 0.6 28.6 0.8 45.8 2.6 * * 31.6 4.9 35.2 2.6
Other 26.7 1.1 25.2 1.1 27.1 3.9 32.3 2.9 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 45.6 0.5 48.7 0.6 28.8 0.9 39.6 3.1 * * 31.8 5.0 33.9 2.6
No 32.8 1.1 31.2 1.2 25.6 2.9 38.5 2.5 * * * * * *

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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