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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 177A_c
Adults who can always get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                       
Total 60.2 0.8 52.3 2.2 54.0 1.8 60.2 1.4 66.0 1.4
Age 18-44 56.4 1.2 47.4 2.8 43.2 2.2 57.9 2.0 66.0 2.0
45-64 60.6 1.5 53.2 3.9 50.3 3.2 59.8 2.3 65.6 2.2
65 and over 69.3 1.6 67.5 4.2 73.8 3.1 67.2 3.1 67.5 3.3
Gender Male 59.3 1.3 48.3 3.6 54.0 3.1 58.0 2.1 65.0 2.0
Female 60.9 1.0 54.3 2.2 53.9 2.2 61.9 1.7 66.9 1.6
Race White, single race 61.5 0.9 53.9 2.5 53.7 2.2 61.0 1.6 67.8 1.4
Black, single race 56.8 2.2 45.0 3.9 60.0 3.8 61.8 3.9 57.3 4.6
Asian, single race 44.7 4.5 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 61.8 0.9 54.2 2.6 56.9 2.1 61.5 1.6 66.3 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 63.5 1.0 56.4 3.0 57.5 2.5 62.6 1.8 68.3 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 57.5 2.3 46.0 4.0 59.9 3.8 63.6 4.0 56.9 4.5
Hispanic, all races 46.6 2.1 43.2 4.0 37.7 3.0 49.2 3.5 60.1 5.4
Educationb Less than high school 52.7 1.6 49.2 2.6 53.5 3.0 54.2 3.2 54.2 4.3
High school graduate 60.0 1.4 53.7 4.1 54.0 2.7 60.0 2.5 66.8 2.5
At least some college 64.3 1.2 55.9 4.4 55.7 3.6 63.4 2.2 67.5 1.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 62.9 1.2 54.6 5.3 53.3 2.8 60.6 1.8 67.4 1.5
Public only 50.6 1.9 54.3 2.7 45.9 3.6 50.0 5.7 * *
Uninsured 38.8 2.5 36.6 4.6 27.7 3.7 49.4 5.0 * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 70.9 3.0 * * 76.7 4.3 * * * *
Medicare and private 70.4 2.5 * * 75.1 4.6 66.7 4.1 69.3 3.8
Medicare and other public 62.1 4.4 67.4 5.7 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 59.7 1.1 51.0 3.6 53.9 2.7 57.5 1.8 65.8 1.8
Metropolitan-small 62.0 1.6 53.6 3.7 56.2 3.5 63.0 2.8 67.1 2.4
Micropolitan 59.6 2.4 56.1 4.9 49.0 5.0 64.4 3.9 63.4 4.5
Noncore-adjacent 53.3 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 66.6 5.8 * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 62.2 0.9 53.4 2.4 56.8 2.0 62.0 1.5 67.4 1.4
Other 38.4 2.7 44.7 4.5 38.8 4.4 34.7 4.5 * *
Born in U.S. Yes 61.9 0.9 52.7 2.5 56.7 2.1 61.6 1.6 67.6 1.4
No 48.9 2.3 50.2 5.4 41.5 4.1 49.4 3.9 53.7 4.2

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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