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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 162C_c
Children who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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   10.2 0.5 14.2 1.3 12.8 1.1 9.8 0.8 7.3 0.8
Age 0-5 9.0 0.8 13.2 1.8 10.5 1.4 7.9 1.2 6.6 1.6
6-17 10.9 0.6 15.0 1.8 14.3 1.5 10.8 1.0 7.7 1.0
Gender Male 10.6 0.6 13.9 1.8 13.7 1.6 10.0 1.1 7.6 1.0
Female 9.9 0.6 14.4 1.6 11.9 1.4 9.5 1.0 7.0 1.1
Race White, single race 9.7 0.5 13.7 1.6 11.4 1.2 9.5 0.8 7.6 0.9
Black, single race 11.0 1.2 14.9 2.6 13.0 2.1 * * * *
Asian, single race 20.4 4.2 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 9.6 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 9.5 0.5 13.5 1.5 12.4 1.4 9.3 0.9 7.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 8.7 0.6 11.9 2.2 10.4 1.6 8.7 0.9 7.3 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 10.8 1.2 14.9 2.6 12.4 2.1 * * * *
Hispanic (all races) 14.1 1.3 15.8 2.4 13.9 1.9 13.1 2.3 13.1 3.9
Health insurance Any private 9.0 0.6 18.1 3.5 10.6 1.4 9.5 0.9 7.2 0.8
Public only 13.1 1.1 12.7 1.4 15.0 1.7 9.5 2.6 * *
Uninsured 13.5 2.4 * * * * 15.2 4.0 * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 11.3 0.7 16.3 1.9 15.3 1.7 11.1 1.2 7.7 1.1
Metropolitan-small 10.0 0.9 12.1 2.0 12.8 2.1 9.7 1.5 7.2 1.4
Micropolitan 7.4 1.1 13.9 4.0 * * 5.1 1.4 * *
Noncore * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 12.2 1.0 11.4 1.7 16.2 2.4 12.8 2.0 9.3 1.5
No 9.7 0.5 15.2 1.6 11.8 1.3 9.0 0.8 6.8 0.9
Preferred language English 9.9 0.5 13.6 1.4 12.7 1.3 9.5 0.8 7.2 0.8
Other 14.3 1.8 16.7 3.1 13.7 2.5 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 10.1 0.5 13.3 1.3 12.7 1.2 9.9 0.8 7.2 0.8
No 15.7 2.8 * * 15.7 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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