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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 219b
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, 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   14.8 0.7 12.6 0.7 11.6 0.9 14.8 1.5 22.1 1.5
Age 0-17 10.2 1.7 6.8 1.8 * * * * 17.8 2.9
18-44 15.6 0.8 13.5 0.9 12.2 1.1 17.6 2.0 21.7 1.6
45-64 16.6 1.3 14.2 1.4 13.9 1.6 15.0 2.5 28.4 3.6
65 and over 6.8 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 13.4 0.8 11.4 0.9 10.5 1.0 13.4 1.9 19.5 1.5
Female 17.0 0.9 14.3 1.0 13.4 1.2 16.9 2.0 26.1 2.1
Family incomea Negative/poor 24.9 1.8 23.8 2.3 23.0 3.0 21.7 4.0 26.9 3.0
Near poor/low 20.5 1.5 18.7 1.8 19.0 2.1 15.9 2.8 23.6 2.6
Middle 14.4 1.3 12.5 1.4 12.5 1.7 12.7 2.2 21.1 2.3
High 5.6 0.9 5.2 0.8 4.6 0.9 * * 10.3 3.0
Educationb Less than high school 21.1 1.4 18.9 1.8 20.1 2.3 18.1 3.2 23.7 2.1
High school graduate  17.2 1.3 15.6 1.4 14.6 1.6 15.5 2.6 23.8 2.2
At least some college 11.0 1.0 9.8 1.0 8.2 1.1 17.4 3.2 19.9 3.2
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 6.9 0.7 6.2 0.7 5.6 0.7 8.5 1.7 11.7 1.7
Public only 17.3 2.0 17.2 2.5 21.9 3.8 10.0 2.4 17.4 2.5
Uninsured  28.3 1.4 28.0 1.9 27.5 2.4 28.6 3.8 28.8 2.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 16.6 0.9 13.6 0.9 11.6 1.1 18.5 2.2 23.9 1.7
Metropolitan-small 13.3 1.7 11.3 1.4 12.0 1.7 7.8 1.8 22.7 4.3
Micropolitan  11.4 1.8 11.9 2.0 10.5 1.9 * * 8.4 2.2
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  * * * * * * * * * *
No 10.7 1.8 7.3 2.0 * * * * 17.8 3.0
Language spoken most often at home English  12.9 0.7 12.4 0.8 11.5 0.9 14.5 1.5 17.5 2.1
Other 22.1 1.7 15.5 3.1 * * * * 23.9 1.9
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 30.8 3.8 27.9 4.1 25.3 4.3 * * * *
Complex activities 34.4 4.3 33.6 4.8 33.8 5.3 * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 14.4 0.7 12.0 0.7 10.9 0.9 15.6 1.8 22.3 1.6

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 age 18 and over. 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 age 18 and over.

* 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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