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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 214b
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   25.7 0.5 22.4 0.6 20.8 0.6 28.4 1.3 43.4 1.1
Age 0-17 17.9 0.7 15.1 0.8 14.3 0.9 15.3 1.6 29.3 1.3
18-44 34.4 0.7 30.0 0.7 28.1 0.8 39.4 1.6 55.5 1.6
45-64 20.1 0.7 18.2 0.7 16.4 0.7 27.2 1.9 39.5 2.0
Gender Male 27.5 0.6 24.0 0.7 22.3 0.7 30.9 1.5 45.5 1.2
Female 23.9 0.6 20.8 0.6 19.3 0.6 26.2 1.5 41.2 1.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 42.4 1.1 39.3 1.4 43.2 1.8 32.7 1.8 51.0 1.8
Near poor/low 41.7 1.1 37.1 1.2 36.6 1.5 37.8 2.5 53.9 1.7
Middle 25.9 0.9 23.1 0.9 22.0 1.0 25.6 2.1 41.8 2.1
High 12.3 0.6 11.9 0.7 11.1 0.7 17.4 2.5 18.2 2.0
Educationb Less than high school 48.2 1.0 41.2 1.3 41.1 1.7 43.2 2.4 62.2 1.6
High school graduate  31.5 0.9 28.7 0.9 26.5 1.0 38.3 2.1 50.6 2.3
At least some college 20.0 0.6 18.7 0.6 17.0 0.7 27.7 1.8 35.6 2.0
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 26.2 0.7 21.9 0.8 19.6 0.9 28.8 1.9 43.8 1.3
Metropolitan-small 24.2 1.1 21.8 1.0 20.9 1.1 24.7 1.5 41.3 2.9
Micropolitan  26.4 1.7 25.0 1.6 23.7 1.8 34.8 3.4 42.5 3.5
Noncore-adjacent 27.7 2.6 25.7 2.4 24.2 2.7 32.2 2.2 47.4 8.3
Noncore-not adjacent  24.2 3.2 22.6 3.0 22.3 3.1 * * * *
CSHCN Yes  12.9 1.1 11.9 1.2 10.7 1.5 13.1 2.4 19.0 2.7
No 19.0 0.8 15.7 0.8 15.0 1.0 16.2 1.8 31.4 1.3
Language spoken most often at home English  22.6 0.5 21.9 0.6 20.5 0.6 28.1 1.3 30.8 1.4
Other 46.1 1.3 29.7 2.2 27.9 4.6 * * 53.2 1.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 25.7 1.3 24.9 1.3 24.6 1.5 25.0 2.7 33.5 3.6
Complex activities 25.8 1.2 25.2 1.3 25.6 1.6 21.7 2.7 32.5 3.5
Neither basic nor complex activities 28.8 0.6 24.9 0.6 22.6 0.6 36.8 1.6 52.0 1.5

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 Persons ages 18-64. 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. Activity limitations include persons ages 18-64.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: 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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