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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 161B_b
Adults who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   37.2 0.5 37.9 0.5 39.2 0.6 29.0 1.2 30.0 1.2
Age 18-44 37.9 0.7 38.6 0.7 40.5 0.8 29.1 1.8 32.7 1.7
45-64 38.4 0.9 39.3 0.9 40.5 1.0 30.2 2.1 26.5 1.9
65 and over 33.5 1.1 34.0 1.2 34.7 1.2 25.8 3.1 23.8 3.0
Gender Male 37.4 0.8 38.1 0.8 39.1 0.9 31.1 2.2 30.4 1.9
Female 37.0 0.6 37.8 0.7 39.3 0.7 27.8 1.4 29.8 1.6
Family incomea Negative or poor 31.4 1.4 32.2 1.6 35.2 1.9 23.9 2.7 27.5 2.7
Near poor/low 34.1 1.2 35.3 1.3 36.6 1.6 26.1 2.3 27.5 2.1
Middle 35.7 0.8 36.2 0.9 37.6 1.0 29.1 2.2 31.1 2.0
High 40.4 0.8 40.8 0.8 41.4 0.9 34.5 2.6 33.0 3.0
Educationb Less than high school graduate 32.4 1.1 33.8 1.2 35.4 1.4 24.3 2.1 27.0 1.8
High school graduate 34.9 0.8 35.5 0.9 36.5 0.9 28.6 2.3 28.2 2.3
At least some college 40.4 0.7 40.7 0.8 42.0 0.8 31.8 2.0 34.6 2.5
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 39.6 0.6 40.0 0.7 41.3 0.7 30.7 1.6 35.0 1.8
Public only 30.2 1.5 32.0 1.7 35.9 2.3 23.8 3.2 23.1 2.6
Uninsured 32.0 1.8 34.2 2.2 34.7 2.5 31.6 4.7 24.9 2.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 32.0 2.1 33.0 2.1 34.3 2.3 * * * *
Medicare and private 34.7 1.4 34.7 1.5 35.1 1.5 24.8 5.3 * *
Medicare and other public 29.5 2.7 31.1 3.2 31.2 4.1 32.7 5.2 22.9 3.8
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 37.1 0.7 38.2 0.8 40.0 0.9 30.7 1.6 29.2 1.5
Metropolitan-small 38.1 0.9 38.4 0.9 39.5 1.0 24.2 2.9 34.2 3.4
Micropolitan 36.2 1.6 36.7 1.6 37.2 1.8 29.3 4.9 22.2 3.2
Noncore-adjacent 35.7 2.3 35.9 2.3 36.7 2.6 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 32.9 2.5 32.9 2.5 33.5 2.6 * * * *
Preferred language English 38.0 0.5 38.1 0.5 39.2 0.6 29.0 1.3 35.4 1.8
Other 28.1 1.5 32.6 2.9 40.2 5.0 * * 25.0 1.5
Born in U.S. Yes 37.8 0.5 38.0 0.5 39.2 0.6 28.9 1.3 33.4 1.9
No 32.8 1.4 36.7 2.0 39.4 2.9 31.0 3.7 27.0 1.6

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 Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

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: 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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