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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 208A_d
Families unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications due to financial or insurance reasons, 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 62.7 1.2 75.4 1.9 65.8 2.2 54.9 1.7
Age 18-44 66.1 1.8 75.8 2.9 72.7 2.9 58.0 2.7
45-64 61.8 1.9 79.6 2.9 64.2 3.4 52.8 2.8
65 and over 51.4 3.3 66.1 5.2 * * 46.9 5.4
Gender Male 60.7 1.8 76.9 3.4 61.5 3.3 53.1 2.8
Female 64.3 1.6 74.2 2.3 69.3 2.7 56.3 2.5
Race White, single race 61.0 1.4 74.9 2.4 63.4 2.4 53.5 2.0
Black, single race 74.2 2.2 79.3 4.1 81.1 3.5 65.1 4.5
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 62.0 1.3 75.9 2.2 65.7 2.3 54.4 1.8
Non-Hispanic, White 59.9 1.5 75.9 3.0 62.8 2.6 52.6 2.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 74.6 2.3 78.7 4.2 81.1 3.5 66.4 4.5
Hispanic, all races 69.2 3.0 73.4 4.0 67.7 4.9 * *
Family incomec Negative/poor 77.7 2.2 79.7 2.8 77.9 3.9 73.9 5.1
Near poor/low 73.5 2.1 76.5 3.1 74.8 3.5 69.5 4.1
Middle 61.3 2.1 72.6 4.4 61.0 3.4 58.3 3.1
High 45.0 2.1 * * 52.8 5.1 41.5 2.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 54.2 1.5 71.5 4.5 58.9 3.2 48.7 2.0
Public only 71.9 2.7 69.7 4.4 73.4 4.3 72.9 4.9
Uninsured 88.5 1.8 89.1 2.1 92.6 2.0 83.7 4.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 43.7 4.5 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 61.1 1.8 72.5 2.8 68.6 3.4 53.1 2.3
Metropolitan-small 64.8 1.8 77.3 3.9 62.7 3.4 60.5 3.1
Micropolitan 63.2 4.0 76.0 5.2 66.5 6.3 49.7 5.1
Noncore-adjacent 67.6 5.1 * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 62.3 1.3 76.3 2.1 65.3 2.3 54.6 1.8
Other 68.0 3.4 70.4 4.7 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 62.3 1.3 76.4 2.2 64.7 2.3 54.6 1.9
No 65.5 2.6 70.5 4.4 * * 57.1 4.3

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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