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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 175A_b
Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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 49.3 0.6 49.7 0.6 50.0 0.7 53.1 1.9 45.2 1.6
Age 18-44 44.4 0.9 44.8 0.9 44.5 1.1 49.8 2.3 41.5 1.9
45-64 50.3 1.0 50.5 1.0 51.1 1.1 52.5 2.8 47.3 3.0
65 and over 58.8 1.2 58.9 1.2 58.6 1.3 66.1 5.2 58.8 3.4
Gender Male 50.2 0.8 50.7 0.9 51.6 0.9 49.4 3.0 45.2 2.6
Female 48.7 0.7 49.0 0.7 48.8 0.8 55.2 1.8 45.2 1.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 47.4 1.5 47.6 1.7 48.1 2.2 48.4 2.8 46.5 3.3
Near poor/low 49.6 1.4 51.1 1.5 52.5 1.7 49.7 3.8 40.3 2.6
Middle 49.2 1.0 49.7 1.0 49.5 1.1 55.3 2.9 44.4 3.0
High 49.6 0.8 49.6 0.9 49.8 1.0 56.1 3.7 49.9 3.3
Educationb Less than high school 51.5 1.3 53.5 1.5 54.1 1.7 54.8 3.1 43.4 2.3
High school graduate 51.2 1.0 51.7 1.0 52.3 1.2 52.1 2.9 46.4 2.9
At least some college 47.6 0.9 47.7 0.9 47.7 1.0 52.9 2.6 45.7 2.9
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 47.7 0.7 47.8 0.7 47.8 0.8 52.7 2.5 45.9 2.2
Public only 45.6 1.8 46.0 2.0 46.3 2.6 47.4 3.3 43.3 2.9
Uninsured 41.6 2.0 43.5 2.4 46.1 2.8 44.6 4.8 34.8 3.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 64.4 2.4 64.7 2.4 65.2 2.6 * * * *
Medicare and private 57.4 1.6 57.3 1.6 56.9 1.6 * * * *
Medicare and other public 53.3 3.4 52.4 3.9 49.2 4.8 62.8 6.5 56.7 5.1
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 48.3 0.8 48.8 0.8 49.2 1.0 53.4 2.3 44.0 1.9
Metropolitan-small 49.1 0.9 49.1 0.9 49.1 1.0 50.5 3.8 48.9 3.1
Micropolitan 53.1 1.9 53.3 2.0 53.6 2.2 60.4 4.9 46.1 8.5
Noncore-adjacent 51.4 2.8 52.4 2.9 52.4 2.9 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 55.0 3.6 54.5 3.7 54.1 4.0 * * * *
Preferred language English 49.8 0.6 50.0 0.6 49.9 0.7 53.5 1.9 45.2 2.1
Other 43.0 1.9 40.2 3.2 51.1 5.1 * * 45.1 2.2
Born in U.S. Yes 49.7 0.6 49.9 0.6 49.9 0.7 53.1 1.9 44.6 2.1
No 46.4 1.5 46.9 1.9 51.9 2.7 53.7 5.6 45.6 2.2

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 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: 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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