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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 216
Outpatient visits where the patient was seen by the patient's primary care providera, by race, United States, 2001-2002
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   49.1 1.2 48.9 1.2 50.1 2.6 51.9 3.5 49.1 4.3 37.2 7.2 70.6 5.9
Age 0-17 68.8 1.5 68.6 1.6 66.7 3.0 74.6 4.0 71.2 7.2 * * 88.0 4.5
18-44 40.4 1.4 40.9 1.5 36.0 2.7 40.1 4.4 42.3 8.3 * * * *
45-64 43.7 1.4 43.6 1.5 46.8 3.2 42.0 5.2 * * * * * *
65 and over 48.6 1.8 47.9 1.8 57.5 6.0 47.3 8.1 64.5 9.5 * * * *
Gender Female 48.0 1.2 47.9 1.3 48.8 2.9 47.3 4.0 44.8 6.1 41.8 8.4 65.7 6.8
Male 50.7 1.2 50.3 1.3 52.3 2.6 57.3 3.6 53.6 6.7 32.0 9.4 76.8 6.5
Payment source Private 49.6 1.3 49.5 1.3 47.9 2.6 52.7 3.6 50.1 5.1 38.7 8.4 77.0 6.1
Medicare 48.6 1.8 48.1 1.8 55.7 5.4 44.9 8.8 * * * * * *
Medicaid 57.7 2.5 57.2 2.8 59.0 3.9 59.6 6.2 48.2 8.6 38.9 10.0 88.5 4.3
Uninsured 35.4 2.6 35.3 2.9 34.2 3.9 43.4 7.3 * * * * * *
Unknown 42.7 4.1 43.4 4.3 36.6 5.0 49.0 7.6 * * * * * *
Location MSA 47.4 1.2 47.0 1.3 48.8 2.7 51.2 3.4 48.5 4.6 44.1 8.6 72.9 6.6
Non-MSA 59.5 3.2 59.4 3.2 62.7 6.0 66.0 13.6 * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS outpatient department visits where the physician was the patient's primary care physician.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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