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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 207C_a
Families in which a member was unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed dental care, 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 10.5 0.4 10.2 0.4 12.2 1.1 7.0 1.6 * * * * 21.7 3.4
Age 18-44 12.7 0.6 12.6 0.7 14.0 1.5 * * * * * * * *
45-64 10.9 0.6 10.7 0.6 11.6 1.7 8.7 2.3 * * * * * *
65 and over 4.4 0.4 4.0 0.5 7.3 1.5 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 9.3 0.5 8.9 0.5 12.1 1.7 6.7 1.7 * * * * * *
Female 11.7 0.6 11.7 0.6 12.3 1.4 7.4 2.1 * * * * 18.5 4.3
Family incomeb Negative/poor 16.5 1.1 16.6 1.3 15.6 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 14.4 0.8 14.1 0.9 15.0 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Middle 10.0 0.6 10.0 0.7 10.2 1.8 9.0 2.5 * * * * * *
High 6.7 0.5 6.7 0.5 8.1 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school 12.2 0.8 11.9 0.8 14.7 2.5 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 11.3 0.7 11.3 0.8 10.7 1.5 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 9.4 0.5 9.0 0.6 12.5 1.6 7.3 2.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 9.2 0.5 9.1 0.5 10.0 1.4 5.9 1.4 * * * * * *
Public only 19.3 1.2 21.0 1.7 15.3 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 20.4 1.3 20.4 1.4 20.6 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 4.7 0.8 4.4 0.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 4.0 0.6 3.5 0.6 9.1 2.7 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 6.4 1.5 5.9 1.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 10.1 0.5 9.8 0.6 11.7 1.3 7.6 1.9 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 11.9 0.9 11.8 0.9 12.6 1.7 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 9.5 0.9 8.6 0.8 20.2 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 9.5 2.1 9.2 2.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 8.9 2.3 9.4 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 10.5 0.4 10.2 0.5 12.3 1.1 * * * * * * 21.3 3.3
Other 10.3 0.9 10.8 1.1 * * 7.8 1.7 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 10.5 0.4 10.1 0.5 12.7 1.2 * * * * * * 19.4 3.4
No 10.8 0.8 11.6 0.9 * * 7.6 1.8 * * * * * *

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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