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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 208C_d
Families unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed dental care 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 71.6 1.7 78.8 2.9 74.1 2.5 66.2 2.6
Age 18-44 72.8 2.1 78.6 4.0 74.9 3.3 68.8 3.4
45-64 70.7 2.5 84.5 3.4 74.4 4.2 61.2 3.9
65 and over 66.7 4.9 * * * * * *
Gender Male 69.0 2.5 80.8 4.6 68.9 4.4 63.3 3.6
Female 73.6 2.0 77.2 3.6 78.4 2.9 68.4 3.2
Race White, single race 70.6 1.9 80.0 3.5 72.3 3.0 65.0 3.0
Black, single race 77.7 2.8 * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 71.4 1.8 80.0 3.4 74.4 2.7 65.8 2.7
Non-Hispanic, White 70.0 2.1 82.6 4.3 72.0 3.3 64.0 3.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 78.3 2.8 * * * * * *
Hispanic, all races 73.3 4.0 75.1 5.4 * * * *
Family incomec Negative/poor 81.2 3.0 80.4 4.6 87.2 3.4 * *
Near poor/low 82.1 2.3 79.0 4.5 84.4 3.4 82.4 4.3
Middle 74.0 2.4 * * 71.2 4.2 73.3 3.6
High 48.4 3.8 * * * * 48.1 4.4
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 61.2 2.3 * * 62.3 3.8 57.9 3.2
Public only 77.8 3.3 72.6 6.3 * * * *
Uninsured 91.4 1.6 92.4 2.1 93.3 2.1 88.6 3.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 70.8 2.3 73.5 3.8 76.5 3.3 66.3 3.3
Metropolitan-small 73.8 2.9 82.8 6.3 72.8 4.5 69.7 4.4
Micropolitan 68.1 5.2 * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 71.5 1.8 80.0 3.3 74.0 2.6 66.0 2.7
Other 72.3 4.1 73.0 5.8 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 71.9 1.9 80.2 3.5 73.4 2.7 66.9 2.8
No 69.8 3.4 73.3 5.5 * * * *

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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