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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 241
Outpatient visits where the patient was referred by another physician or health plan,a 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 15.3 0.7 15.5 0.7 14.6 1.2 12.8 1.8 10.7 2.5 16.2 3.5 11.9 3.4
Age 0-17 10.0 0.8 10.1 0.9 10.9 1.5 7.7 1.6 * * * * * *
18-44 14.6 0.8 14.6 0.8 15.3 1.8 11.2 2.1 * * * * * *
45-64 17.6 0.8 17.7 0.9 16.8 1.5 17.5 2.5 * * * * * *
65 and over 17.5 1.0 18.0 1.1 14.1 1.6 13.7 3.6 * * * * * *
Gender Female 14.8 0.7 14.9 0.7 14.5 1.5 12.9 1.7 14.7 4.4 14.6 4.3 14.5 4.1
Male 15.9 0.7 16.3 0.7 14.8 1.3 12.6 2.2 * * 18.8 4.9 * *
Payment source Private 15.4 0.7 15.5 0.8 15.4 1.7 13.2 1.9 * * 18.1 5.0 * *
Medicare 16.6 1.0 17.2 1.1 12.7 1.7 * * * * 21.7 6.1 * *
Medicaid 13.1 1.0 12.9 1.0 14.0 1.6 14.6 3.8 * * * * * *
Uninsured 12.5 1.2 12.0 1.3 16.6 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 15.9 0.7 16.1 0.7 15.6 1.3 12.7 1.8 10.1 2.4 18.9 4.3 * *
Non-MSA 11.2 1.3 11.6 1.4 7.0 2.0 * * * * * * * *

a Total percent in this table is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS outpatient department visits where the patient was referred by another physician or by a health plan.

* 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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