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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 207A_a
Families in which a member was unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population groupa Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 19.8 0.6 19.6 0.6 21.0 1.4 13.2 2.1 * * 31.2 6.0 32.7 4.0
Age 18-44 20.9 0.8 21.0 0.9 21.5 1.8 12.0 3.0 * * * * * *
45-64 22.2 0.9 22.3 1.0 22.0 2.1 15.9 3.5 * * * * * *
65 and over 12.4 0.8 11.8 0.9 16.2 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 17.6 0.7 17.2 0.7 20.8 2.1 12.9 2.3 * * * * * *
Female 21.9 0.7 22.1 0.8 21.1 1.7 13.6 3.2 * * * * 31.0 4.7
Family incomeb Negative/poor 26.9 1.4 27.5 1.7 23.8 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 24.2 1.1 23.8 1.1 26.2 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Middle 20.0 0.9 20.1 1.0 19.5 2.4 16.1 3.8 * * * * * *
High 14.7 0.7 14.8 0.7 13.9 2.3 10.7 2.3 * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school 22.5 0.9 21.9 1.0 25.4 2.5 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 20.1 0.9 20.4 1.0 18.2 1.8 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 18.6 0.6 18.3 0.7 21.2 2.1 14.6 2.5 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 18.2 0.6 18.5 0.7 17.8 1.9 11.8 2.2 * * * * * *
Public only 34.1 1.5 36.5 2.0 27.4 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 28.6 1.5 29.0 1.6 28.0 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.9 1.5 12.5 1.6 15.8 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 12.2 1.1 11.4 1.2 19.2 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 12.7 1.9 12.3 2.3 12.7 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 18.6 0.7 18.4 0.8 19.6 1.5 14.6 2.5 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 21.5 1.2 21.5 1.3 21.9 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 20.7 1.5 20.1 1.5 32.4 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 20.1 2.2 19.3 2.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 19.6 3.6 19.2 3.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 20.1 0.6 19.8 0.6 21.0 1.4 11.6 2.9 * * * * 32.8 3.9
Other 16.9 1.1 17.2 1.2 * * 14.9 2.5 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 20.2 0.6 19.8 0.7 21.5 1.5 * * * * * * 31.6 4.0
No 17.4 0.9 18.2 1.1 15.6 3.2 14.0 2.5 * * * * * *

a Values are for reference person in the family, excluding families with a reference person age under 18.

b 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.

c 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.

d 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; 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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