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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 240
Outpatient visits where the physician spent more than 30 minutes with the patienta, by race, United States, 2003-2004
        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 18.0 0.7 18.3 0.7 16.5 1.3 17.8 3.1 * * * * * *
Age 0-17 10.3 0.9 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.5 8.6 2.6 * * * * * *
18-44 18.9 0.9 18.8 0.9 19.8 2.3 17.7 3.8 * * * * * *
45-64 22.0 1.0 22.5 1.1 17.8 1.8 24.1 4.7 * * * * * *
65 and over 18.3 1.0 18.7 1.1 14.7 1.8 18.3 4.4 * * * * * *
Gender Female 17.5 0.7 17.7 0.7 16.3 1.5 16.8 2.8 * * * * * *
Male 18.8 0.9 19.1 0.9 16.8 1.7 19.2 4.9 * * * * * *
Payment source Private 17.4 0.8 17.6 0.8 16.0 1.7 16.7 2.8 * * * * * *
Medicare 19.0 1.1 19.4 1.2 16.4 2.0 15.9 4.5 * * * * * *
Medicaid 14.3 1.1 14.2 1.1 16.4 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 30.3 2.7 30.2 2.9 25.2 4.1 43.4 9.3 * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 18.0 0.7 18.2 0.7 16.6 1.4 17.6 3.2 * * * * * *
Non-MSA 18.5 2.3 18.8 2.4 15.8 4.1 * * * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS outpatient department visits where time spent with the physician was 30 minutes or more.

* 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; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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