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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 207A_d
Families in which a member was unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, by education,a United States, 2003
    Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Population groupb Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 19.8 0.6 22.5 0.9 20.1 0.9 18.6 0.6
Age 18-44 20.9 0.8 26.2 1.6 21.4 1.4 19.1 0.9
45-64 22.3 0.9 28.3 1.8 24.0 1.5 19.6 1.1
65 and over 12.4 0.8 12.6 1.4 10.6 1.3 14.1 1.5
Gender Male 17.6 0.7 20.2 1.4 18.8 1.1 16.0 0.8
Female 22.0 0.7 24.5 1.2 21.3 1.1 21.4 1.0
Race White, single race 19.6 0.6 21.9 1.0 20.4 1.0 18.3 0.7
Black, single race 21.1 1.4 25.4 2.5 18.2 1.8 21.2 2.1
Asian, single race 13.0 2.1 * * * * 14.6 2.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 31.5 6.0 * * * * * *
Multiple races 33.2 4.0 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 20.0 0.6 23.6 1.0 20.3 1.0 18.8 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 19.9 0.7 23.3 1.2 20.6 1.1 18.6 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 21.0 1.4 25.3 2.6 18.6 1.8 20.8 2.1
Hispanic, all races 17.9 1.0 19.1 1.6 18.5 1.7 15.7 1.6
Family incomec Negative/poor 26.9 1.4 28.0 1.9 26.3 2.6 25.9 2.8
Near poor/low 24.2 1.1 24.1 1.5 22.0 1.6 26.9 2.1
Middle 20.0 0.9 17.4 1.6 20.6 1.4 20.5 1.2
High 14.7 0.7 14.3 2.7 14.9 1.3 14.6 0.8
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 18.2 0.6 21.0 1.7 19.2 1.1 17.4 0.7
Public only 34.2 1.5 31.4 2.2 33.9 2.7 39.5 3.3
Uninsured 28.8 1.5 31.4 2.0 28.5 2.5 26.7 2.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.8 1.5 13.4 2.3 10.9 2.3 14.3 3.3
Medicare and private 12.2 1.1 11.8 2.4 10.4 1.8 14.1 1.7
Medicare and other public 12.7 1.9 12.7 2.5 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 18.6 0.7 20.2 1.4 18.8 1.5 18.1 0.9
Metropolitan-small 21.5 1.2 23.8 1.9 22.8 1.9 19.8 1.4
Micropolitan 20.8 1.5 26.4 2.8 20.2 1.9 18.2 2.1
Noncore-adjacent 20.0 2.2 22.7 1.9 20.9 3.1 16.3 3.4
Noncore-not adjacent 19.6 3.6 * * 13.0 3.5 * *
Preferred language English 20.1 0.6 23.9 1.0 20.3 1.0 18.7 0.7
Other 16.9 1.1 17.0 1.4 17.6 2.2 16.3 1.8
Born in U.S. Yes 20.2 0.6 24.3 1.1 20.4 1.0 18.6 0.7
No 17.5 0.9 16.5 1.3 17.2 2.0 18.3 1.4

a 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.

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

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.

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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