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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 164A_b
Children who can always get care for illness or injury 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   77.6 1.0 78.7 1.1 79.0 1.3 80.0 2.3 70.5 2.4
Age 0-5 77.5 1.6 79.5 1.8 79.7 2.1 80.8 3.9 66.3 3.8
6-17 77.6 1.3 78.3 1.4 78.5 1.6 79.4 3.0 73.5 2.9
Gender Male 78.2 1.2 79.9 1.3 81.0 1.5 81.8 3.5 68.6 3.3
Female 76.8 1.4 77.4 1.5 76.8 1.8 78.3 3.2 72.9 3.5
Family incomea Negative or poor 69.5 2.8 73.6 3.3 73.8 5.0 75.3 4.1 58.6 4.6
Near poor/low 74.5 2.4 75.5 2.8 75.5 3.6 75.6 4.4 70.7 3.8
Middle 77.2 1.7 77.6 1.8 77.4 2.0 85.3 3.8 74.0 4.5
High 83.7 1.8 83.7 1.9 83.7 2.0 * * * *
Health insurance Any private 79.3 1.3 79.7 1.3 79.8 1.4 83.3 3.3 75.8 3.6
Public only 72.6 2.0 74.4 2.4 73.9 3.6 76.7 3.2 67.3 3.1
Uninsured 76.1 4.0 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 76.9 1.2 78.7 1.4 78.1 1.7 82.7 2.9 68.6 2.8
Metropolitan-small 78.9 2.1 79.5 2.1 81.1 2.5 74.1 5.0 74.8 5.7
Micropolitan 76.8 3.2 77.3 3.5 76.7 3.8 * * * *
Noncore 77.6 4.4 77.9 4.7 79.6 5.0 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 72.7 2.0 73.8 2.2 73.5 2.7 77.0 3.9 65.9 4.8
No 79.5 1.2 80.7 1.3 81.1 1.5 81.5 2.7 72.2 2.6
Preferred language English 78.0 1.0 78.8 1.1 78.9 1.3 79.9 2.3 70.9 2.8
Other 72.6 3.5 * * * * * * 71.6 3.8
Born in U.S. Yes 77.7 1.0 78.8 1.1 78.9 1.3 79.9 2.3 71.0 2.5
No * * * * * * * * * *

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: 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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