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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 218b
People with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   17.4 0.4 15.9 0.4 14.2 0.4 21.3 0.8 25.6 0.7
Age, not age adjusted 0-17 21.1 0.6 17.7 0.6 14.6 0.7 26.1 1.4 35.0 1.2
18-44 17.0 0.4 16.1 0.5 14.6 0.5 19.9 1.1 21.6 0.8
45-64 16.1 0.5 15.2 0.5 14.3 0.6 20.2 1.3 24.8 1.5
65 and over 13.1 0.5 12.6 0.6 11.9 0.6 17.4 1.7 20.6 2.4
Gender Male 16.7 0.4 15.6 0.5 14.4 0.5 19.5 1.1 21.9 0.9
Female 18.1 0.4 16.2 0.4 14.1 0.5 22.9 1.0 29.4 1.0
Health insurance,b ages 0-64 Private 12.6 0.4 12.3 0.4 12.2 0.5 11.0 0.8 15.0 0.9
Public 36.4 0.9 33.0 1.1 28.3 1.3 39.2 1.8 47.8 1.7
Uninsured 23.7 0.8 21.4 1.0 18.5 1.1 26.2 1.9 28.5 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 10.9 0.7 10.9 0.7 11.0 0.7 10.5 2.5 * *
Medicare and public 26.2 1.8 25.0 1.9 23.6 2.3 26.5 3.7 33.4 4.8
Medicare only 11.9 0.9 11.3 1.0 9.9 1.0 17.1 2.6 17.3 3.2
Family incomec Negative/poor 29.6 0.9 26.6 1.0 22.1 1.2 31.7 1.6 36.8 1.6
Near poor/low 22.3 0.7 20.1 0.8 18.3 0.9 24.5 1.5 29.8 1.4
Middle 16.2 0.6 15.8 0.7 14.8 0.7 16.9 1.3 18.5 1.1
High 10.9 0.4 10.9 0.4 10.8 0.5 10.2 1.5 11.0 1.2
Education, age 25 and over Less than high school 23.4 0.8 21.4 1.1 18.1 1.2 27.8 2.2 28.0 1.3
High school graduate 16.3 0.6 16.1 0.7 14.9 0.7 19.7 1.4 18.2 1.5
At least some college 13.1 0.4 13.0 0.4 12.5 0.5 15.2 1.1 15.1 1.3
Residence locationd Large central metro 19.3 0.5 16.5 0.6 11.8 0.6 27.0 1.2 26.9 1.0
Large fringe metro 11.4 0.6 10.3 0.6 9.7 0.7 11.9 1.3 19.6 1.5
Medium metro 15.9 0.9 14.4 1.0 12.0 0.9 22.7 1.8 25.8 1.5
Small metro 23.3 1.7 22.3 1.7 21.5 1.9 20.3 3.1 33.6 3.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 18.3 2.0 18.0 2.1 17.6 2.3 16.4 3.2 20.5 3.9
Noncore (nonmetro) 26.6 3.2 26.2 3.2 26.6 3.6 16.9 3.2 31.0 5.2

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources. 

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

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

 

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