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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 177A_a
Adults who can always get care for illness or injury 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 60.2 0.8 61.5 0.9 56.8 2.2 44.7 4.5 * * * * * *
Age 18-44 56.4 1.2 57.4 1.2 52.7 3.0 * * * * * * * *
45-64 60.6 1.5 62.2 1.6 59.4 3.7 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 69.3 1.6 70.1 1.8 69.5 5.1 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 59.3 1.3 60.7 1.4 51.8 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Female 60.9 1.0 62.2 1.1 59.7 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative/poor 52.3 2.2 53.9 2.5 45.0 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 54.0 1.8 53.7 2.2 60.0 3.8 * * * * * * * *
Middle 60.2 1.4 61.0 1.6 61.8 3.9 * * * * * * * *
High 66.0 1.4 67.8 1.4 57.3 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 52.7 1.6 52.0 1.8 58.9 3.4 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 60.0 1.4 61.2 1.5 54.9 3.9 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 64.3 1.2 66.2 1.3 58.5 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 62.9 1.2 64.3 1.2 59.3 3.1 47.7 5.9 * * * * * *
Public only 50.6 1.9 50.2 2.2 52.5 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 38.8 2.5 39.6 2.6 38.7 6.2 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 70.9 3.0 71.7 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 70.4 2.5 71.1 2.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 62.1 4.4 59.7 5.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 59.7 1.1 61.8 1.2 55.2 2.3 45.7 5.3 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 62.0 1.6 62.6 1.6 62.7 5.0 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 59.6 2.4 59.5 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 53.3 3.5 55.3 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 66.6 5.8 66.5 6.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 62.2 0.9 63.1 1.0 57.8 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Other 38.4 2.7 41.7 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 61.9 0.9 63.0 0.9 57.8 2.4 * * * * * * * *
No 48.9 2.3 49.8 2.7 * * 46.2 5.2 * * * * * *

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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