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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 206c
People who had a usual primary care provider, 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 77.6 0.5 69.3 1.0 72.7 1.0 78.0 0.8 82.3 0.6
Age 0-17 88.1 0.6 81.9 1.1 85.4 1.2 89.2 1.0 92.9 0.8
18-44 64.3 0.8 52.8 1.7 54.8 1.6 65.1 1.2 72.0 1.1
45-64 81.4 0.7 70.7 2.0 71.6 1.9 81.2 1.1 85.4 0.9
65 and over 89.8 0.7 85.8 1.9 88.7 1.3 91.0 1.2 91.2 1.1
Gender Male 73.9 0.6 64.0 1.3 67.3 1.3 73.3 1.0 80.0 0.9
Female 81.0 0.5 73.4 1.1 77.3 1.1 82.6 0.8 84.6 0.6
Race White, single race 78.5 0.5 69.0 1.2 72.5 1.1 79.0 0.8 83.2 0.7
Black, single race 73.4 1.1 70.1 2.0 73.3 1.9 75.0 1.9 75.1 2.2
Asian, single race 71.3 2.3 69.5 7.9 72.2 5.6 64.7 4.6 75.3 2.9
NHOPI, single race 70.4 5.8 * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 79.0 3.4 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 78.6 2.5 74.2 6.1 76.4 4.5 77.9 4.9 82.9 4.2
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 79.9 0.5 71.9 1.1 77.4 1.0 80.1 0.8 82.9 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 81.7 0.5 72.9 1.5 79.0 1.2 81.9 0.9 84.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 73.4 1.1 70.5 2.0 73.3 1.9 74.8 1.9 75.1 2.1
Hispanic, all races 63.0 1.2 61.7 2.0 56.8 1.8 65.1 1.6 72.4 2.9
Educationb Less than high school 67.9 1.1 61.3 1.7 65.6 1.7 71.7 1.7 75.5 2.0
High school graduate 73.9 0.7 63.9 1.8 69.2 1.6 74.0 1.2 79.5 1.2
At least some college 76.6 0.7 62.7 2.4 67.2 1.9 74.8 1.2 80.4 0.8
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 81.3 0.5 72.8 2.1 77.0 1.4 80.6 0.9 83.4 0.7
Public only 79.4 0.9 77.4 1.1 81.6 1.3 81.5 2.1 76.0 4.5
Uninsured 43.5 1.4 40.1 2.3 39.5 2.3 45.3 2.4 51.8 3.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 87.6 1.3 86.6 3.0 86.2 2.2 89.9 2.2 87.2 3.2
Medicare and private 91.9 0.7 85.1 3.6 90.9 1.6 92.9 1.4 92.8 1.1
Medicare and other public 88.2 1.7 89.5 2.2 88.6 2.8 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 75.8 0.7 66.2 1.6 69.9 1.5 75.9 1.1 80.9 0.8
Metropolitan-small 79.5 0.8 71.6 1.6 73.8 2.0 80.5 1.2 84.5 1.2
Micropolitan 79.1 1.4 72.9 2.6 75.7 2.5 78.7 2.0 84.4 2.0
Noncore-adjacent 80.7 2.7 75.3 5.0 81.5 3.6 81.4 3.8 82.0 4.3
Noncore-not adjacent 84.1 2.0 77.1 4.4 84.0 2.8 86.0 3.8 85.7 4.1
CSHCN Yes 91.8 0.9 88.9 1.6 91.3 1.7 92.4 1.6 93.4 1.6
No 87.2 0.6 80.1 1.4 84.1 1.4 88.5 1.1 92.7 0.9
Preferred language English 79.7 0.5 71.9 1.1 76.5 1.0 80.2 0.8 82.8 0.6
Other 61.3 1.4 59.1 2.6 58.9 2.4 59.2 2.1 72.7 2.6
Born in U.S. Yes 80.1 0.5 72.3 1.0 77.3 0.9 80.5 0.8 83.4 0.6
No 60.3 1.3 52.3 2.5 51.4 2.5 59.7 2.0 72.3 2.1

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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