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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 175B_a
Adults who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2003
        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 35.6 0.5 36.3 0.6 28.9 1.8 34.8 2.7 * * * * 41.7 4.2
Age 18-44 36.3 0.8 37.0 0.9 29.6 2.0 38.7 3.8 * * * * * *
45-64 35.6 0.9 36.3 1.0 28.9 2.6 32.5 4.3 * * * * * *
65 and over 34.1 1.1 35.0 1.2 26.3 5.5 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 34.4 0.8 34.6 0.9 31.6 3.2 31.9 3.8 * * * * * *
Female 36.5 0.7 37.6 0.8 27.4 1.8 37.0 3.4 * * * * 40.4 5.1
Family incomea Negative/poor 30.9 1.4 32.5 1.6 24.3 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 33.9 1.2 34.6 1.3 29.5 3.8 * * * * * * * *
Middle 35.5 0.9 36.3 1.0 27.7 2.2 32.7 5.6 * * * * * *
High 37.1 0.8 37.4 0.9 32.5 3.7 37.9 3.9 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 31.3 1.1 31.8 1.2 28.2 2.8 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 35.8 0.9 36.6 0.9 27.1 2.8 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 36.8 0.8 37.4 0.8 30.7 2.3 35.0 3.3 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 36.5 0.7 37.0 0.7 30.6 2.2 35.3 3.3 * * * * * *
Public only 33.2 1.7 35.2 2.1 27.6 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 33.8 1.8 33.8 2.2 24.0 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 28.6 2.2 29.2 2.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 36.9 1.6 37.6 1.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 32.7 3.1 35.1 3.9 30.9 6.3 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 35.5 0.8 36.2 0.9 29.3 2.5 36.0 2.9 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 36.2 0.8 37.0 0.9 28.9 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 34.5 2.0 34.4 2.1 27.6 5.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 36.1 3.0 37.1 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 36.1 4.1 36.4 4.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 35.8 0.6 36.5 0.7 28.8 1.8 37.2 3.9 * * * * 42.5 4.3
Other 33.0 1.6 33.1 1.8 * * 32.1 4.2 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 36.2 0.6 36.8 0.7 28.5 1.8 * * * * * * 43.8 4.5
No 32.0 1.3 31.6 1.5 32.4 5.1 32.7 2.9 * * * * * *

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: 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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