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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 167A_c
Children whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with thema, by family incomeb, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   72.6 0.7 68.1 1.7 71.1 1.4 71.7 1.1 76.8 1.2
Age 0-5 72.6 1.0 67.9 2.3 70.4 2.4 72.7 1.6 77.6 2.1
6-17 72.5 0.8 68.3 2.1 71.5 1.6 71.1 1.3 76.4 1.4
Gender Male 72.2 0.9 68.9 2.0 72.4 1.9 71.3 1.3 74.7 1.6
Female 72.9 0.8 67.2 2.1 69.7 1.7 72.0 1.5 78.8 1.3
Race White, single race 72.8 0.7 66.9 2.1 71.1 1.7 71.7 1.2 77.3 1.3
Black, single race 75.4 1.8 70.8 3.6 76.8 2.4 76.5 2.9 80.3 3.7
Asian, single race 61.2 4.4 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 60.3 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 73.3 0.8 69.5 2.2 70.9 1.7 72.7 1.2 76.7 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 74.0 0.8 69.9 2.9 70.8 2.2 73.0 1.3 77.2 1.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 75.4 1.9 70.3 3.7 76.8 2.5 76.8 3.0 80.5 3.7
Hispanic (all races) 68.4 1.6 64.6 2.8 71.7 2.3 64.8 2.6 77.5 4.1
Health insurance Any private 73.8 0.8 63.5 4.2 74.3 1.9 71.4 1.2 77.1 1.2
Public only 69.7 1.4 69.3 2.0 68.5 2.3 74.3 3.3 * *
Uninsured 69.6 2.6 * * 66.0 4.7 69.7 4.7 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 72.3 0.9 65.7 2.4 69.5 2.0 71.0 1.5 77.3 1.4
Metropolitan-small 72.1 1.4 68.4 3.4 71.6 2.9 71.2 2.2 75.8 2.6
Micropolitan 76.1 2.1 74.2 4.3 77.2 4.0 75.7 3.1 77.3 4.1
Noncore 71.4 3.0 73.4 5.7 68.5 5.3 72.6 5.6 * *
CSHCN Yes 71.5 1.3 69.0 2.7 70.7 2.1 69.4 2.3 75.6 2.3
No 73.0 0.8 67.8 1.9 71.3 1.7 72.5 1.2 77.2 1.2
Preferred language English 73.2 0.7 68.9 2.0 71.4 1.5 72.3 1.1 77.1 1.2
Other 65.2 2.2 63.0 3.9 69.3 3.5 62.6 4.4 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 72.7 0.7 68.5 1.8 71.2 1.5 71.7 1.1 76.8 1.2
No 69.3 3.1 * * 69.3 6.3 * * * *

a For the percent estimates, the weights are adjusted for non-response based on how many of the 4 questions had a response.

b Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c See MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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