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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 3.1a. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care

Core Report Measure Racial Differencei Ethnic Differenceii
  Black Asianiii NHOPIiii AI/AN >1 Race Hispanic
Health Insurance Coverage
Persons under 65 with health insuranceiv = = =
Persons uninsured all yearv = =   =
Usual Source of Care
Persons who have a specific source of ongoing careiv   = =
Persons who have a usual primary care providerv = = =
Patient Perceptions of Need
Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed carev =   = =
Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care due to financial or insurance reasonsv        
Patient-Provider Communication
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things, showed respect, and spent enough time with themv =   =
Children whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things, showed respect, and spent enough time with themv = =     =

i Compared with Whites.
ii Compared with non-Hispanic Whites.
iii Findings are presented separately for Asians and NHOPI whenever possible. However, some data sources collected data for Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) as a single population; in these cases, the Asian and NHOPI cells are merged into a single cell representing APIs.
iv Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2003.
v Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002.
Key: NHOPI = Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN = American Indian or Alaska Native.

Key to Symbols Used in Access to Health Care Tables:

= Group and comparison group have about same access to health care.

↑ Group has better access to health care than the comparison group.

↓ Group has worse access to health care than the comparison group.

Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.

 

 

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