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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 216a
People with an office or outpatient visit, 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 74.1 0.4 76.0 0.4 65.8 1.0 63.3 1.9 66.9 5.0 70.8 3.8 74.7 2.7
Age 0-17 74.0 0.7 76.4 0.7 65.3 1.4 63.3 4.1 * * * * 70.2 4.6
18-44 64.7 0.6 66.2 0.7 58.1 1.5 55.2 2.3 * * 73.3 4.5 70.0 3.7
45-64 80.1 0.5 81.5 0.6 72.6 1.8 70.4 2.5 * * * * * *
65 and over 91.8 0.6 92.4 0.6 86.3 2.2 88.2 4.0 * * * * * *
Gender Male 66.8 0.5 68.6 0.6 57.9 1.3 57.5 2.3 * * 61.4 5.2 71.6 3.2
Female 81.2 0.4 83.3 0.5 72.6 1.2 68.7 2.2 * * 79.7 4.0 77.0 3.8
Family incomea Negative/poor 67.7 0.8 69.7 0.9 62.8 1.7 57.9 7.1 * * * * 75.4 4.2
Near poor/low 68.5 0.9 69.5 1.0 66.1 2.2 58.8 3.9 * * * * 66.9 5.6
Middle 73.1 0.6 75.0 0.7 64.5 1.9 56.9 3.5 * * * * 85.6 3.0
High 79.9 0.6 81.4 0.6 70.9 2.4 69.9 2.7 * * * * 69.2 5.7
Educationb Less than high school 68.1 0.8 68.4 0.9 66.3 2.0 64.1 4.2 * * * * * *
High school graduate 72.6 0.7 74.9 0.7 59.8 1.8 64.8 4.2 * * * * * *
At least some college 78.2 0.6 79.9 0.6 72.6 1.9 62.4 2.4 * * * * 79.5 3.9
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 76.6 0.4 78.2 0.5 68.4 1.6 66.4 2.0 * * 75.4 4.1 72.1 3.9
Public only 74.5 0.9 77.4 1.0 69.6 1.6 55.3 5.5 * * * * 80.7 3.4
Uninsured 42.6 1.0 43.8 1.1 34.4 2.4 38.7 4.9 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 88.4 1.1 89.5 1.2 77.9 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 94.0 0.7 94.1 0.7 90.9 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 92.4 1.2 92.3 1.6 92.1 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 71.9 0.6 73.7 0.6 65.7 1.3 63.9 2.0 * * * * 74.3 4.3
Metropolitan-small 76.8 0.6 78.4 0.6 68.2 1.5 58.9 5.1 * * * * 74.2 4.0
Micropolitan 76.6 1.3 78.8 1.3 58.1 4.0 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 77.0 1.5 78.1 1.3 67.0 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 79.2 2.6 80.0 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 88.5 0.9 90.0 1.0 80.6 2.2 * * * * * * * *
No 70.1 0.8 72.8 0.8 61.1 1.7 59.7 4.5 * * * * 65.5 5.5
Preferred language English 76.7 0.4 78.7 0.4 66.3 1.1 69.6 2.8 * * 72.4 4.0 74.8 2.7
Other 56.7 1.1 56.1 1.3 58.8 6.1 58.5 2.6 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 76.5 0.4 78.3 0.4 66.9 1.1 64.7 3.3 * * 73.2 4.1 74.2 2.8
No 59.9 1.0 59.1 1.3 56.6 3.2 63.3 2.1 * * * * * *

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.

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