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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 162B_a
Children who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2002
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   22.9 0.7 23.4 0.8 18.9 2.1 24.4 2.8 * * * * 26.5 4.6
Age 0-5 20.7 1.0 20.1 1.0 20.8 2.9 * * * * * * * *
6-17 24.2 0.9 25.3 1.1 17.6 2.3 23.8 3.6 * * * * 22.8 6.5
Gender Male 22.3 0.8 22.4 0.9 18.6 2.4 29.2 4.4 * * * * * *
Female 23.5 1.0 24.5 1.2 19.1 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative or poor 23.0 2.0 26.0 2.5 16.4 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 20.5 1.4 21.3 1.6 17.7 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Middle 23.5 1.2 24.0 1.3 20.9 3.7 * * * * * * * *
High 23.6 1.5 23.0 1.7 22.1 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Any private 23.1 0.9 23.4 1.0 19.0 2.5 25.6 3.3 * * * * 29.0 5.4
Public only 22.7 1.4 23.7 1.6 19.0 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 21.4 2.9 23.0 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 23.5 1.0 24.1 1.1 20.6 2.4 27.6 3.3 * * * * 19.9 4.8
Metropolitan-small 22.5 1.4 22.9 1.7 14.9 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 21.3 2.3 21.8 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore 21.8 3.1 22.9 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 25.8 1.4 26.9 1.6 17.8 2.6 * * * * * * * *
No 21.8 0.8 22.1 0.8 19.2 2.4 22.3 3.0 * * * * 25.5 5.0
Preferred language English 23.1 0.8 23.6 0.8 19.2 2.1 24.8 3.2 * * * * 26.7 4.5
Other 21.7 2.0 22.6 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 22.9 0.7 23.5 0.8 18.8 2.1 26.5 3.4 * * * * 26.1 4.3
No 21.3 3.6 21.4 4.3 * * * * * * * * * *

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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