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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 175C_b
Adults who can sometimes or never 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 15.1 0.4 14.5 0.5 13.5 0.5 17.8 1.5 20.7 1.2
Age 18-44 19.3 0.7 18.7 0.8 18.2 0.9 20.3 2.0 23.7 1.5
45-64 14.1 0.7 13.8 0.7 12.4 0.7 18.7 2.1 19.3 2.3
65 and over 7.0 0.6 6.9 0.6 6.3 0.7 7.4 1.7 8.9 2.0
Gender Male 15.4 0.7 14.7 0.7 13.6 0.7 18.8 2.2 22.7 2.2
Female 14.8 0.5 14.4 0.6 13.4 0.6 17.3 1.6 19.3 1.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 21.7 1.3 21.5 1.5 19.0 1.9 26.9 2.8 22.4 2.3
Near poor/low 16.4 1.0 15.4 1.0 13.3 1.1 20.6 3.1 23.2 2.4
Middle 15.3 0.8 14.7 0.8 14.0 0.8 16.8 2.7 20.5 2.3
High 13.2 0.6 13.0 0.6 12.6 0.6 11.6 2.1 17.4 2.5
Educationb Less than high school 17.2 1.0 15.7 1.1 14.5 1.2 17.1 2.2 23.2 2.1
High school graduate 13.0 0.7 12.3 0.8 10.7 0.8 20.4 2.4 21.1 2.3
At least some college 15.6 0.6 15.5 0.6 14.8 0.6 16.4 2.1 17.7 2.2
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 15.8 0.6 15.5 0.6 14.9 0.6 16.6 1.8 19.5 1.7
Public only 21.2 1.4 21.7 1.6 19.0 1.9 25.4 2.8 19.0 2.4
Uninsured 24.6 1.6 21.9 1.8 19.2 2.0 30.3 4.8 34.3 3.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 7.0 1.1 7.1 1.2 6.2 1.3 * * * *
Medicare and private 5.6 0.7 5.6 0.7 5.3 0.8 * * * *
Medicare and other public 14.0 2.4 14.9 2.9 14.9 3.7 * * 10.1 3.0
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 16.2 0.6 15.5 0.7 14.2 0.8 17.4 1.8 21.5 1.4
Metropolitan-small 14.7 0.8 14.4 0.8 13.7 0.8 19.9 3.0 18.7 2.8
Micropolitan 12.4 1.2 12.1 1.2 11.9 1.3 12.0 3.1 20.2 5.8
Noncore-adjacent 12.5 1.4 12.1 1.5 10.9 1.4 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 8.9 2.1 8.8 2.1 8.9 2.2 * * * *
Preferred language English 14.4 0.4 14.1 0.4 13.5 0.5 17.5 1.4 19.4 1.8
Other 23.9 1.6 26.5 2.9 15.3 3.6 * * 22.1 1.6
Born in U.S. Yes 14.1 0.5 13.9 0.5 13.3 0.5 18.2 1.5 19.4 1.8
No 21.6 1.3 21.4 1.8 17.5 2.3 14.1 3.9 21.9 1.6

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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