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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 185C_b
Children whose parents reported that their child's providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 5.2 0.4 4.8 0.4 4.0 0.5 7.0 1.0 7.1 0.8
Age 0-5 5.1 0.6 4.7 0.7 4.2 0.8 7.3 1.5 6.7 1.0
6-17 5.2 0.5 4.8 0.5 3.9 0.6 6.8 1.2 7.4 1.0
Gender Male 5.0 0.5 4.7 0.5 3.8 0.6 7.0 1.2 6.4 0.8
Female 5.3 0.6 4.8 0.6 4.3 0.7 7.0 1.7 7.8 1.3
Family incomea Negative/poor 8.9 1.0 8.0 1.2 9.1 1.8 7.4 1.3 11.2 1.8
Near poor/low 7.8 1.1 8.1 1.4 7.8 1.8 8.8 2.5 6.9 1.2
Middle 4.2 0.6 4.0 0.7 2.8 0.7 * * 5.8 1.4
High 2.6 0.5 2.6 0.5 2.4 0.6 * * * *
Health insurance Any private 3.8 0.4 3.7 0.4 3.0 0.5 7.4 1.4 4.3 0.9
Public only 8.6 0.8 8.3 1.0 8.9 1.4 6.8 1.4 9.1 1.1
Uninsured 5.9 1.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 5.1 0.5 4.8 0.5 3.4 0.6 8.3 1.3 6.7 1.0
Metropolitan-small 5.6 0.8 4.9 0.9 4.5 1.0 * * 9.8 1.7
Micropolitan 4.3 0.9 4.4 1.0 4.9 1.3 * * * *
Noncore 4.8 1.4 5.2 1.5 * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 5.8 0.7 5.4 0.8 5.2 0.9 3.6 1.0 8.1 1.7
No 5.0 0.4 4.6 0.5 3.7 0.5 8.0 1.2 6.7 0.8
Preferred language English 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.5 4.0 0.5 6.7 1.0 4.9 0.9
Other 8.4 1.1 6.3 1.9 * * * * 9.2 1.3
Born in U.S. Yes 5.0 0.4 4.6 0.4 4.0 0.5 6.8 1.0 6.9 0.8
No 9.4 2.3 * * * * * * 9.6 2.5

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: 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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