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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 176A_b
Children 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 70.2 0.9 70.8 1.0 71.2 1.2 74.0 2.1 67.1 1.8
Age 0-5 71.8 1.3 73.2 1.5 73.3 1.8 79.7 2.5 66.1 2.3
6-17 69.3 1.2 69.5 1.3 70.1 1.5 70.5 2.7 67.9 2.3
Gender Male 70.0 1.2 70.7 1.4 70.7 1.6 74.4 2.9 66.3 2.4
Female 70.4 1.1 70.9 1.2 71.6 1.5 73.5 3.0 67.9 2.3
Family incomea Negative/poor 66.5 2.2 67.3 2.8 65.3 4.1 68.2 3.5 64.5 3.2
Near poor/low 68.5 1.8 68.9 2.3 67.1 3.1 80.6 2.8 67.2 2.5
Middle 69.4 1.5 69.5 1.7 70.7 2.0 67.2 4.1 69.0 3.2
High 73.8 1.5 74.2 1.5 74.5 1.8 * * 68.4 5.8
Health insurance Any private 71.6 1.1 71.8 1.2 72.1 1.3 76.1 2.8 70.1 2.9
Public only 66.8 1.7 67.7 2.2 66.9 3.3 71.0 3.0 64.7 2.1
Uninsured 68.0 3.8 68.9 4.7 70.2 5.6 * * 65.4 5.2
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 69.6 1.3 70.3 1.5 71.1 1.8 72.7 2.4 66.5 2.3
Metropolitan-small 69.7 1.6 70.4 1.7 70.7 2.0 76.2 5.0 64.7 3.6
Micropolitan 74.2 2.9 72.9 3.0 72.4 3.3 * * 84.0 4.8
Noncore 72.7 3.3 73.6 3.4 72.4 3.8 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 64.1 1.9 64.0 2.1 63.2 2.4 73.2 3.2 64.6 3.5
No 72.1 0.9 72.9 1.0 73.7 1.2 74.1 2.3 67.7 1.9
Preferred language English 70.9 1.0 71.0 1.0 70.9 1.2 74.1 2.1 70.2 2.5
Other 64.9 2.4 67.4 5.3 * * * * 63.8 2.3
Born in U.S. Yes 70.4 0.9 70.9 1.0 71.0 1.2 74.1 2.1 67.4 1.8
No 66.6 3.8 68.4 5.5 * * * * 63.7 5.4

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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