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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 204a
People with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2004
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 17.4 0.4 16.6 0.4 21.2 0.8 16.1 1.4 * * 46.4 4.3 20.8 2.0
Age, not age adjusted 0-17 20.6 0.5 19.6 0.6 25.5 1.3 16.8 2.3 * * 43.6 6.1 20.4 2.4
18-44 17.2 0.4 16.2 0.5 21.0 1.0 19.1 2.2 * * 39.9 5.5 23.4 3.1
45-64 16.1 0.5 15.4 0.6 20.2 1.3 11.4 2.1 * * 55.7 7.4 19.1 3.9
65 and over 13.9 0.6 13.5 0.7 15.3 1.9 13.6 3.9 * * * * * *
Gender Female 17.7 0.4 16.8 0.4 22.1 1.0 15.1 1.7 * * 44.2 5.2 21.6 2.5
Male 17.2 0.4 16.4 0.5 20.3 1.0 17.0 1.9 * * 47.4 5.0 21.1 3.0
Health insurance,b age 0-64 Private 12.8 0.4 12.8 0.4 12.1 0.9 13.5 1.6 * * 30.2 5.1 13.8 2.1
Public 35.2 1.0 34.9 1.1 34.7 1.6 38.5 5.4 * * 47.1 6.6 41.3 5.0
Uninsured 24.7 0.8 22.7 0.9 32.4 1.9 15.7 3.4 * * 61.2 5.7 33.3 5.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 11.4 0.7 11.5 0.8 9.5 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and public 25.4 1.8 25.8 2.1 23.2 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Medicare only 13.8 1.0 13.1 1.2 13.9 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Family incomec Negative/poor 29.1 0.8 28.0 1.0 32.0 1.7 20.7 4.3 * * 51.5 8.6 40.0 6.3
Near poor/low 22.3 0.8 21.4 0.9 25.3 1.4 23.3 3.9 * * 43.4 5.8 20.5 4.1
Middle 15.7 0.5 15.3 0.6 16.5 1.2 14.7 2.7 * * 52.7 7.1 19.2 3.8
High 11.4 0.5 11.4 0.5 9.9 1.3 11.8 1.9 * * 34.5 8.8 13.9 2.9
Education, age 25 and over Less than high school 22.7 0.8 21.5 0.8 27.6 2.1 23.9 4.9 * * 65.3 7.1 * *
High school graduate 15.7 0.6 15.1 0.6 19.0 1.4 * * * * 42.8 9.6 21.4 4.8
At least some college 14.0 0.4 13.4 0.5 16.1 1.2 14.1 1.8 * * 45.5 6.4 26.0 4.4
Residence location Urban 17.2 0.4 16.2 0.4 21.9 0.8 16.3 1.5 * * 34.0 3.9 18.7 2.0
Rural 18.0 0.8 17.4 0.9 17.8 2.0 * * * * 64.6 9.9 33.0 5.1

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c Negative/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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

* 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; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

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