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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 208B_a
Families unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, 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 52.8 1.9 51.1 2.2 66.1 4.2 * * * * * * * *
Age 18-44 57.2 2.5 55.9 2.9 * * * * * * * * * *
45-64 52.3 2.5 50.8 2.8 * * * * * * * * * *
65 and over 32.7 5.5 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 52.7 2.8 49.8 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Female 53.0 2.4 52.2 2.7 62.0 6.0 * * * * * * * *
Family incomeb Negative/poor 70.6 3.2 70.0 4.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 62.5 3.5 61.7 3.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Middle 51.2 3.0 50.4 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
High 32.5 2.9 31.5 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Educationc Less than high school 70.5 2.9 70.3 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 54.7 3.3 53.5 3.6 * * * * * * * * * *
At least some college 43.9 2.4 41.5 2.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 41.1 2.1 39.3 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Public only 61.8 3.8 64.9 4.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 87.6 2.2 86.9 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 51.3 3.0 49.7 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 54.6 3.1 52.2 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 53.3 5.5 50.5 5.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 51.6 2.1 49.6 2.3 66.4 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Other 66.1 5.1 69.2 4.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 51.9 2.1 49.6 2.3 66.7 4.4 * * * * * * * *
No 59.2 4.4 62.9 4.6 * * * * * * * * * *

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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