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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 176B_a
Children 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 21.1 0.9 21.4 1.0 16.6 1.8 24.2 4.3 * * * * 28.8 4.0
Age 0-5 20.4 1.1 20.8 1.3 12.9 2.3 * * * * * * * *
6-17 21.5 1.1 21.8 1.2 18.9 2.2 23.8 5.6 * * * * 19.9 4.3
Gender Male 21.5 1.1 22.0 1.2 16.7 2.4 19.8 5.0 * * * * * *
Female 20.7 1.0 20.8 1.2 16.5 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative/poor 20.7 1.8 22.7 2.2 17.7 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 18.8 1.5 19.6 1.9 10.7 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Middle 23.1 1.4 22.8 1.5 23.3 3.9 * * * * * * * *
High 20.6 1.4 20.5 1.6 * * 25.0 6.0 * * * * * *
Health insurance Any private 21.6 1.1 21.8 1.2 16.9 2.8 24.1 5.4 * * * * * *
Public only 19.9 1.4 20.4 1.7 16.7 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 19.5 2.9 19.3 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 21.1 1.3 21.3 1.4 17.8 2.1 25.7 5.1 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 22.0 1.3 22.2 1.6 14.6 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 18.3 2.7 18.8 2.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore 20.8 3.0 21.9 3.3 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 25.5 1.7 26.6 2.0 17.0 2.9 * * * * * * * *
No 19.7 0.8 19.8 0.9 16.6 2.0 22.0 4.1 * * * * 27.9 4.6
Preferred language English 21.1 0.9 21.6 1.1 16.3 1.8 * * * * * * 29.6 4.0
Other 20.8 1.8 19.7 1.9 * * 23.2 4.6 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 21.2 0.9 21.6 1.0 16.2 1.8 27.5 5.4 * * * * 28.4 3.9
No 16.7 3.0 14.0 3.7 * * * * * * * * * *

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