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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 185B_c
Children whose parents reported that their child's providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, 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 17.2 0.8 19.3 1.7 18.2 1.4 17.7 1.3 14.9 1.3
Age 0-5 16.2 1.1 18.3 2.2 16.4 2.2 16.8 1.8 13.5 2.0
6-17 17.8 0.9 20.1 2.1 19.4 1.7 18.2 1.6 15.6 1.4
Gender Male 17.1 0.9 17.4 1.9 19.2 1.8 18.9 1.6 13.6 1.5
Female 17.3 1.0 21.1 2.1 17.2 1.8 16.5 1.6 16.3 1.7
Race White, single race 17.3 0.8 19.6 1.9 19.8 1.8 17.7 1.4 14.5 1.4
Black, single race 14.4 1.7 18.2 3.0 9.0 2.1 18.4 3.9 * *
Asian, single race 24.7 3.9 * * * * * * 23.9 5.2
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 20.3 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 16.7 0.9 19.5 2.1 17.7 1.8 17.3 1.5 14.5 1.3
Non-Hispanic, White 16.5 0.9 19.7 2.8 19.6 2.5 17.1 1.6 14.0 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 14.7 1.7 18.5 3.0 9.3 2.2 18.9 4.0 * *
Hispanic 19.6 1.5 18.6 2.0 19.6 2.2 19.9 2.8 21.1 5.4
Health insurance Any private 16.9 1.0 26.3 4.5 19.6 2.5 17.4 1.5 14.5 1.3
Public only 17.7 1.1 17.3 1.6 17.2 1.8 19.3 3.3 * *
Uninsured 18.5 2.7 * * 16.9 4.3 18.8 5.0 * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 16.8 1.1 19.0 2.3 16.9 1.8 18.9 2.0 13.8 1.5
Metropolitan-small 17.7 1.6 20.3 3.4 18.7 2.7 16.7 2.2 16.5 2.7
Micropolitan 15.4 2.0 13.3 3.1 * * 13.0 3.0 20.8 4.2
Noncore 22.3 3.0 28.5 6.2 30.2 7.0 19.2 5.6 * *
CSHCN Yes 16.6 1.3 18.9 2.7 21.7 3.3 16.0 2.2 12.9 2.1
No 17.3 0.9 19.6 1.9 17.1 1.4 18.1 1.5 15.4 1.4
Preferred language English 16.6 0.8 19.6 2.1 17.5 1.7 17.2 1.4 14.2 1.3
Other 21.7 1.7 18.1 2.5 20.9 2.5 23.0 3.5 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 17.0 0.8 19.2 1.8 18.2 1.5 17.3 1.3 14.8 1.3
No 22.7 3.3 21.2 5.2 18.8 4.5 * * * *

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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