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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 212c
Children without problems getting referral to a specialist in the past year, by family income,a United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 77.9 1.2 71.2 3.3 74.4 3.2 77.7 2.2 82.1 2.0
Age 0-5 81.8 1.9 80.0 4.2 * * 82.1 3.7 * *
6-17 76.1 1.5 65.4 4.6 76.4 3.9 75.9 2.7 79.6 2.5
Gender Male 78.4 1.7 68.5 4.8 74.9 4.2 77.0 3.0 85.0 2.6
Female 77.3 1.8 74.5 4.3 74.0 3.9 78.6 3.4 78.8 3.5
Race White, single race 79.1 1.2 72.6 3.8 73.8 3.8 79.0 2.2 83.2 2.1
Black, single race 72.9 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 78.4 1.2 71.8 4.1 75.4 3.6 78.2 2.4 81.7 2.1
Non-Hispanic, White 79.9 1.3 74.6 5.1 75.0 4.7 79.8 2.4 82.8 2.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 71.9 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Hispanic 75.0 2.9 69.6 4.7 70.9 4.5 * * * *
Health insurance Any private 79.9 1.5 * * 81.2 4.2 78.8 2.3 81.5 2.1
Public only 72.7 2.3 73.2 3.4 70.3 5.0 * * * *
Uninsured * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 77.6 1.7 72.8 5.0 75.5 4.1 76.1 3.6 81.1 2.9
Metropolitan-small 79.3 2.1 70.8 5.1 * * 80.2 3.5 84.7 3.0
Micropolitan 74.3 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Noncore * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 75.2 2.0 67.8 5.0 73.0 4.8 75.6 3.4 79.8 3.3
No 80.1 1.5 75.7 4.1 75.7 4.4 79.4 3.0 83.8 2.6
Preferred language English 78.6 1.2 70.9 3.9 75.8 3.5 78.3 2.3 82.5 2.0
Other 69.9 4.2 * * 68.2 5.5 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 78.3 1.2 71.5 3.4 74.8 3.2 78.0 2.2 82.6 2.0
No * * * * * * * * * *

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 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.

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