Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 210a
People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 17.7 0.5 18.1 0.5 16.1 1.1 15.7 2.1 * * 21.8 5.4 12.9 2.2
Age 0-17 15.2 0.7 15.6 0.8 13.4 1.5 14.9 3.4 * * * * 12.1 3.6
18-44 18.7 0.7 19.1 0.8 17.6 1.7 16.7 2.9 * * * * 13.8 4.1
45-64 18.8 0.8 19.1 0.9 18.1 1.6 14.8 2.9 * * * * * *
65 and over 19.0 1.1 19.2 1.2 16.6 3.3 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 17.0 0.5 17.2 0.6 16.4 1.4 15.8 2.3 * * * * 12.6 2.9
Female 18.4 0.5 19.0 0.6 15.9 1.2 15.6 2.4 * * 22.8 5.7 13.1 2.7
Family incomea Negative/poor 20.6 1.2 21.7 1.5 17.4 1.8 * * * * * * 19.3 5.5
Near poor/low 19.3 1.0 19.8 1.1 18.7 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Middle 17.1 0.8 17.6 0.8 15.5 2.2 * * * * * * * *
High 16.7 0.7 17.1 0.7 12.7 2.2 16.6 3.0 * * * * 11.2 3.2
Educationb Less than high school 19.0 0.9 19.3 1.1 19.5 2.1 17.2 4.1 * * * * * *
High school graduate 18.0 0.7 18.5 0.8 15.9 1.7 10.1 2.8 * * * * * *
At least some college 19.2 0.7 19.5 0.7 17.8 1.7 16.5 3.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 16.5 0.6 16.9 0.6 15.1 1.6 14.7 2.4 * * 14.8 4.4 10.8 2.7
Public only 21.4 1.2 23.0 1.5 17.0 1.7 * * * * * * 17.1 4.4
Uninsured 20.3 1.3 21.0 1.5 18.4 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 20.0 1.8 19.9 1.9 22.0 5.6 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 18.2 1.4 18.5 1.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 20.3 2.3 22.2 3.1 15.0 4.2 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 18.3 0.6 18.9 0.7 16.8 1.3 15.1 2.5 * * * * 11.9 2.6
Metropolitan-small 17.5 1.0 17.7 1.0 15.6 2.3 18.9 3.5 * * * * 15.8 4.6
Micropolitan 16.6 1.1 17.2 1.1 10.5 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 15.9 2.0 15.8 2.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 16.1 3.0 16.9 3.2 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 17.3 1.4 17.6 1.6 14.7 3.1 * * * * * * * *
No 14.6 0.8 15.0 0.9 12.9 1.6 12.3 3.0 * * * * * *
Preferred language English 17.4 0.5 17.7 0.5 15.9 1.1 19.1 3.6 * * 23.0 5.7 12.9 2.3
Other 20.6 1.3 22.9 1.6 * * 12.7 2.5 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 17.7 0.5 18.0 0.5 15.9 1.1 17.8 3.1 * * 23.2 5.9 12.8 2.3
No 18.3 1.0 19.8 1.3 18.2 4.0 14.6 2.2 * * * * * *

a 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.

b Persons age 18 and over. 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.

c 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Return to Document

 

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care