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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 178B_a
Children who can usually 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 14.4 0.9 14.1 1.0 12.5 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Age 0-5 14.9 1.5 14.7 1.8 12.1 3.5 * * * * * * * *
6-17 14.2 1.2 13.8 1.3 12.7 2.7 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 15.0 1.2 15.3 1.4 11.3 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Female 13.9 1.3 12.9 1.4 13.6 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative/poor 14.7 1.8 14.7 2.1 14.5 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 15.6 2.0 16.5 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Middle 16.8 1.9 16.7 2.0 * * * * * * * * * *
High 10.9 1.7 9.7 1.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance Any private 13.0 1.3 13.1 1.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Public only 17.7 1.7 16.9 1.9 17.5 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 15.4 3.6 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 12.8 1.1 11.8 1.3 13.4 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 17.6 2.0 17.8 2.3 * * * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 11.7 3.1 12.9 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore 16.5 3.3 16.2 3.7 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 17.4 1.9 17.7 2.2 15.1 4.4 * * * * * * * *
No 13.0 1.0 12.5 1.1 10.2 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 13.8 1.0 13.4 1.1 12.6 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Other 21.6 3.0 21.1 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 14.5 0.9 14.1 1.0 12.6 2.1 * * * * * * * *
No * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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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