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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 205c
People without a usual source of care who indicated a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by family income,a United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 16.3 0.8 24.9 2.0 23.1 1.8 13.5 1.2 8.4 1.1
Age 0-17 14.6 1.8 17.9 3.0 18.6 3.7 8.9 2.5 * *
18-44 16.9 0.9 27.2 2.5 24.2 2.1 13.9 1.5 8.5 1.3
45-64 17.0 1.4 29.8 4.0 28.1 3.0 15.6 2.6 8.1 1.7
65 and over 7.8 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 14.3 0.8 25.1 2.4 20.0 1.9 11.3 1.2 7.6 1.1
Female 19.2 1.2 24.6 2.3 27.2 2.5 17.3 2.0 9.8 1.6
Race White, single race 16.3 0.9 24.6 2.2 24.3 2.0 13.3 1.4 8.8 1.4
Black, single race 15.7 1.9 22.0 3.3 16.8 4.0 13.2 2.9 * *
Asian, single race 16.9 3.7 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 15.1 0.9 25.2 2.6 23.1 2.2 13.4 1.4 7.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, White 14.8 1.1 25.4 3.3 25.1 2.8 12.9 1.7 8.0 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 15.8 2.0 22.0 3.5 17.2 4.1 13.4 3.0 * *
Hispanic, all races 19.8 1.5 24.2 2.5 23.2 2.3 14.0 1.9 14.7 4.0
Educationb Less than high school 22.8 1.5 27.9 2.8 24.5 2.1 16.3 2.9 19.2 4.9
High school graduate 15.5 1.4 23.3 3.3 22.7 3.1 13.7 1.8 6.7 1.6
At least some college 13.5 1.1 28.3 4.6 25.5 3.3 13.4 1.8 7.1 1.1
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 9.3 0.8 18.1 3.6 14.7 2.2 10.7 1.5 4.9 0.8
Public only 19.9 2.0 19.7 2.8 23.7 3.9 * * * *
Uninsured 27.0 1.4 33.2 2.6 30.2 2.6 20.0 2.3 23.0 4.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 17.5 1.0 29.4 2.6 24.0 2.0 15.7 1.6 8.7 1.4
Metropolitan-small 16.0 1.6 24.1 3.6 24.6 3.4 11.2 2.4 7.8 2.3
Micropolitan 11.0 1.5 * * 14.7 3.9 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 11.4 3.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 19.0 5.2 * * * * * * * *
No 14.0 1.8 18.3 3.2 16.4 3.4 9.1 2.6 * *
Preferred language English 15.2 0.9 24.1 2.4 22.6 2.3 13.4 1.4 8.3 1.2
Other 20.1 1.5 26.8 3.2 24.0 2.3 13.9 2.1 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 15.4 0.9 23.3 2.3 22.2 2.1 12.9 1.4 8.9 1.3
No 19.1 1.3 29.7 2.9 24.9 2.4 15.3 2.2 * *

a 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.

b Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school 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: 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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