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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 175A_d
Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by education,a United States, 2003
    Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 49.3 0.6 51.5 1.3 51.2 1.0 47.6 0.9
Age 18-44 44.4 0.9 39.4 1.9 45.9 1.4 44.9 1.3
45-64 50.3 1.0 53.1 2.3 52.8 1.6 48.3 1.3
65 and over 58.8 1.2 64.4 2.0 58.8 2.4 54.9 1.9
Gender Male 50.2 0.8 51.8 2.0 50.1 1.7 49.8 1.3
Female 48.7 0.7 51.3 1.6 52.0 1.1 45.9 1.0
Race White, single race 49.5 0.6 51.6 1.4 51.8 1.1 47.6 0.9
Black, single race 53.0 1.8 54.5 3.1 52.6 2.8 52.6 2.5
Asian, single race 38.6 2.7 * * * * 37.5 2.9
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 42.7 4.5 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 49.7 0.6 53.5 1.5 51.7 1.0 47.7 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 49.9 0.7 54.1 1.7 52.3 1.2 47.7 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 53.1 1.8 54.8 3.1 52.1 2.9 52.9 2.6
Hispanic, all races 45.0 1.5 43.4 2.3 46.4 2.9 45.7 2.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 47.2 1.5 48.6 2.1 44.3 2.6 48.8 3.1
Near poor/low 49.6 1.3 51.4 2.2 50.1 2.2 47.0 2.3
Middle 49.2 1.0 52.3 2.4 51.8 1.6 46.3 1.4
High 49.7 0.8 53.8 3.1 53.0 1.5 48.1 1.1
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 47.7 0.7 47.7 2.2 50.5 1.2 46.4 1.0
Public only 46.0 1.8 44.0 2.4 44.4 2.8 51.0 3.8
Uninsured 41.4 2.0 37.5 3.2 43.4 3.1 42.5 3.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 64.4 2.4 68.9 3.2 65.9 3.8 58.3 4.2
Medicare and private 57.4 1.6 63.5 3.2 57.7 2.9 54.4 2.3
Medicare and other public 53.2 3.5 60.3 3.7 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 48.3 0.8 51.9 1.9 51.1 1.3 46.1 1.2
Metropolitan-small 49.1 0.9 47.9 2.4 51.4 1.7 48.2 1.2
Micropolitan 53.1 1.9 58.5 3.1 51.0 3.2 52.7 2.8
Noncore-adjacent 51.3 2.8 52.1 5.6 50.0 4.7 52.2 3.7
Noncore-not adjacent 55.0 3.6 * * 57.1 3.8 * *
Preferred language English 49.8 0.6 52.8 1.4 51.7 1.0 47.9 0.9
Other 43.2 1.9 45.5 2.7 43.5 3.6 40.3 3.4
Born in U.S. Yes 49.7 0.6 53.1 1.5 51.4 1.0 47.8 0.9
No 46.5 1.5 45.1 2.8 49.5 3.0 45.9 2.0

a 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.

b 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.

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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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