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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 177C_b
Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury 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 14.3 0.6 13.6 0.7 12.4 0.7 18.6 2.0 20.6 1.6
Age 18-44 17.9 0.9 17.0 1.0 16.3 1.1 20.8 2.6 23.8 2.2
45-64 13.8 0.9 13.5 1.0 11.9 1.1 19.0 3.1 17.4 2.7
65 and over 5.8 0.9 5.6 1.0 5.0 1.0 * * 9.6 2.8
Gender Male 15.8 0.9 15.2 1.0 13.9 1.1 21.7 3.1 21.1 2.4
Female 13.2 0.7 12.4 0.7 11.1 0.8 16.8 2.1 20.1 2.2
Family incomea Negative/poor 25.8 1.8 25.6 2.2 23.9 2.5 30.2 3.8 26.9 3.2
Near poor/low 17.5 1.2 16.2 1.4 15.6 1.7 17.1 2.7 24.4 3.2
Middle 13.3 1.1 13.1 1.1 11.8 1.2 17.8 3.5 15.2 2.6
High 9.7 0.7 9.3 0.8 8.7 0.8 11.3 3.0 16.7 3.6
Educationb Less than high school 19.6 1.2 18.1 1.3 17.2 1.5 20.0 2.9 25.9 2.5
High school graduate 14.2 1.1 13.8 1.2 12.5 1.2 20.1 3.3 18.4 2.7
At least some college 11.7 0.8 11.5 0.9 10.5 0.9 16.3 3.0 15.0 2.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 11.9 0.7 11.6 0.7 10.8 0.8 15.5 2.3 14.9 2.1
Public only 22.5 1.5 23.1 1.8 23.4 2.4 20.7 3.0 19.9 3.5
Uninsured 34.6 2.4 33.5 3.0 30.5 3.2 43.4 6.3 38.4 4.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6.7 1.8 6.4 1.9 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 4.6 1.2 4.6 1.2 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 9.3 2.1 8.6 2.4 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.4 0.8 14.7 0.9 12.9 1.0 19.6 2.9 20.3 2.0
Metropolitan-small 13.2 1.1 12.4 1.2 11.5 1.3 16.3 3.2 22.8 3.1
Micropolitan 13.0 1.5 12.8 1.6 12.4 1.8 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 12.6 2.3 12.4 2.4 12.1 2.3 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 14.5 3.3 14.1 3.3 13.9 3.5 * * * *
Preferred language English 13.2 0.6 12.9 0.7 12.2 0.7 17.8 2.0 18.8 2.0
Other 26.3 2.0 31.5 3.8 * * * * 22.6 2.5
Born in U.S. Yes 13.3 0.6 13.0 0.7 12.3 0.7 18.4 2.1 18.3 2.4
No 20.9 1.6 19.7 2.5 14.1 3.4 * * 22.8 2.2

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: 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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