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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 3.1b. Socioeconomic Differences in Facilitators and Barriers to Health Care

Core Report Measure Income Differencei Educational Differenceii Insurance Differenceiii
  <100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
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 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 persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
ii Compared with persons with any college education.
iii Compared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
iv Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2003.
v Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002.
Key: HS = high school.

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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