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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 178B_c
Children who can usually 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 14.4 0.9 14.7 1.8 15.6 2.0 16.8 1.9 10.9 1.7
Age 0-5 14.9 1.5 15.3 2.8 13.9 2.5 18.7 3.1 11.1 2.7
6-17 14.2 1.2 14.2 2.4 16.8 2.9 15.8 2.0 10.8 2.1
Gender Male 15.0 1.2 10.2 2.0 16.8 2.7 19.1 2.5 11.4 2.1
Female 13.9 1.3 19.1 2.6 14.3 2.4 14.2 2.3 10.3 2.3
Race White, single race 14.1 1.0 14.7 2.1 16.5 2.4 16.7 2.0 9.7 1.8
Black, single race 12.5 2.0 14.5 3.7 * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.9 1.0 14.0 2.2 14.8 2.4 16.6 2.0 10.5 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 13.4 1.2 13.8 2.7 15.4 3.1 16.4 2.2 9.2 1.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 12.5 2.1 14.4 3.7 * * * * * *
Hispanic 17.5 2.1 17.1 3.4 18.8 3.3 18.1 4.7 * *
Health insurance Any private 13.0 1.3 * * 14.7 3.3 15.6 2.0 10.5 1.8
Public only 17.7 1.7 16.3 2.0 15.6 2.5 22.1 5.6 * *
Uninsured 15.4 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 12.8 1.1 14.0 2.6 13.4 2.3 14.5 2.6 10.5 2.1
Metropolitan-small 17.6 2.0 16.6 3.6 19.4 4.6 23.0 3.9 * *
Micropolitan 11.7 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Noncore 16.5 3.3 * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 17.4 1.9 12.5 2.9 14.0 3.3 25.9 4.3 13.9 3.1
No 13.0 1.0 15.4 2.4 16.6 2.3 12.9 2.0 9.3 1.7
Preferred language English 13.8 1.0 14.5 2.1 13.8 2.1 16.7 1.9 10.4 1.7
Other 21.6 3.0 16.1 3.6 29.4 5.2 * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 14.5 0.9 14.6 1.9 15.4 2.0 17.1 1.9 11.1 1.7
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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