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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 221
Outpatient visits where the physician spent more than 30 minutes with the patienta, 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   17.0 0.8 16.9 0.8 17.0 1.7 17.4 2.2 17.7 4.4 21.3 5.5 * *
Age 0-17 11.7 1.0 11.4 1.0 11.1 1.5 15.4 3.9 * * * * * *
18-44 17.1 0.9 17.1 0.9 16.8 2.4 18.2 2.8 * * * * * *
45-64 19.4 0.9 19.6 1.0 17.8 2.1 18.6 2.8 * * * * * *
65 and over 18.4 1.3 18.1 1.3 22.2 3.9 17.9 3.3 * * * * * *
Gender Female 17.0 0.9 17.0 0.9 16.9 2.1 17.4 2.5 * * * * * *
Male 17.0 0.8 16.9 0.8 17.2 1.8 17.4 2.8 * * * * * *
Payment source Private 15.8 0.7 15.8 0.8 15.2 1.3 16.8 2.5 * * * * * *
Medicare 19.1 1.5 18.8 1.5 21.6 4.7 23.5 5.2 * * * * * *
Medicaid 13.8 1.2 13.2 1.1 15.5 3.4 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 26.7 2.7 27.3 2.8 23.0 5.3 * * * * * * * *
Unknown 20.1 1.9 20.0 2.0 21.8 4.2 * * * * * * * *
Location MSA 17.6 0.9 17.7 0.9 17.1 1.6 17.3 2.4 18.6 4.9 * * * *
Non-MSA 13.1 1.6 12.7 1.3 * * * * * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS outpatient department visits where time spent with the physician was 30 minutes or more.

* 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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