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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 171B_c
Children whose parents report that their child's providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   19.0 0.7 20.1 1.7 18.0 1.3 20.4 1.1 17.6 1.2
Age 0-5 18.7 1.1 22.1 2.4 18.1 2.2 19.8 1.7 15.2 1.8
6-17 19.2 0.8 18.5 2.0 17.9 1.5 20.7 1.3 18.7 1.5
Gender Male 19.7 0.9 18.4 1.9 17.2 1.9 21.5 1.4 20.0 1.7
Female 18.3 0.8 21.9 2.2 18.9 1.6 19.2 1.6 15.2 1.3
Race White, single race 19.1 0.7 20.0 1.9 18.9 1.5 20.7 1.2 17.2 1.3
Black, single race 15.7 1.9 19.4 3.5 12.9 2.1 15.2 3.0 14.5 4.1
Asian, single race 28.8 3.9 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 25.0 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 18.8 0.8 19.6 2.2 17.9 1.6 19.7 1.3 17.9 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 18.7 0.8 18.4 2.6 18.9 1.9 19.9 1.4 17.4 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 15.9 1.9 19.8 3.6 13.0 2.2 15.1 3.0 14.7 4.2
Hispanic (all races) 20.5 1.4 21.3 2.6 18.4 2.2 24.9 2.6 13.5 3.1
Health insurance Any private 19.0 0.8 22.8 3.6 17.0 1.9 20.7 1.2 17.4 1.2
Public only 18.8 1.3 19.3 1.9 18.6 1.9 16.7 2.6 * *
Uninsured 21.2 2.6 * * 20.7 4.4 22.9 4.4 * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 19.1 1.0 20.9 2.4 18.1 1.9 20.6 1.5 17.3 1.4
Metropolitan-small 19.2 1.3 18.8 2.9 18.6 2.4 20.5 2.3 17.9 2.7
Micropolitan 17.2 2.1 21.9 5.2 10.8 3.2 18.7 3.3 18.2 4.1
Noncore 21.8 3.0 16.5 3.8 27.4 5.7 20.4 5.9 * *
CSHCN Yes 18.3 1.2 16.1 2.0 17.4 2.2 22.1 2.5 16.0 2.1
No 19.2 0.8 21.4 2.0 18.2 1.5 19.6 1.2 18.1 1.3
Preferred language English 18.8 0.7 19.5 1.9 17.8 1.4 20.2 1.2 17.4 1.2
Other 22.4 1.9 23.0 3.4 19.5 2.7 24.5 3.8 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 19.0 0.7 20.0 1.7 18.0 1.3 20.3 1.1 17.6 1.2
No 20.0 2.9 * * 17.8 4.6 * * * *

a 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.

b 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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