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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 218
Outpatient visits with counseling or education about diet and nutritiona, 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   12.8 0.5 12.5 0.5 14.5 1.3 15.7 1.9 18.5 3.5 18.8 4.7 25.5 5.3
Age 0-17 15.6 1.0 15.2 1.0 17.3 1.7 16.1 2.9 16.0 4.6 * * 29.7 7.1
18-44 11.7 0.8 11.6 0.8 10.8 1.2 17.0 3.0 * * * * * *
45-64 13.2 0.6 12.7 0.6 15.4 2.1 15.7 2.6 * * * * * *
65 and over 11.5 0.8 11.0 0.7 15.6 3.3 12.8 3.3 * * * * * *
Gender Female 13.1 0.6 12.8 0.6 14.3 1.4 14.1 2.2 * * * * 30.0 7.4
Male 12.5 0.5 11.9 0.5 14.7 1.6 17.5 2.4 19.0 5.5 * * 19.8 4.6
Payment source Private 13.2 0.6 12.9 0.6 13.7 1.6 15.2 1.7 17.0 4.4 * * 33.2 8.3
Medicare 11.5 0.8 10.9 0.8 17.8 3.1 14.4 4.3 * * * * * *
Medicaid 15.9 1.1 15.5 1.2 15.3 1.5 25.5 6.4 31.6 8.8 * * 20.8 7.6
Uninsured 11.2 2.4 11.5 2.6 10.7 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Unknown 10.3 1.6 9.3 1.7 11.9 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Location MSA 13.1 0.6 12.8 0.6 14.5 1.4 16.0 1.9 19.8 3.8 20.0 5.9 26.2 5.4
Non-MSA 11.0 1.1 10.8 1.0 14.6 2.9 * * * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS outpatient department visits where counseling or education on diet or nutrition was provided.

* 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; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; SE: Standard error.

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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