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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 219d
People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, by education,a United States, 2004
Population group Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   15.5 0.7 21.1 1.4 17.2 1.3 11.0 1.0
Age 18-44 15.6 0.8 20.2 1.6 18.2 1.4 11.2 1.0
45-64 16.6 1.4 27.4 3.1 17.4 2.5 11.1 1.7
65 and over 6.3 1.8 * * * * * *
Gender Male 13.6 0.8 18.8 1.6 15.2 1.5 9.2 1.1
Female 18.4 1.0 25.0 2.1 20.7 1.8 13.5 1.4
Race White, single race 15.2 0.8 22.1 1.5 16.9 1.4 9.9 1.0
Black, single race 16.7 1.7 17.5 3.1 15.6 2.6 17.3 3.2
Asian, single race 10.9 2.2 * * * * 12.1 2.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.3 0.8 18.9 1.8 15.6 1.4 9.8 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 12.2 0.9 20.1 2.3 14.6 1.6 8.2 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 16.8 1.7 18.1 3.2 15.5 2.6 17.4 3.2
Hispanic 22.9 1.6 23.7 2.1 23.8 2.2 19.9 3.2
Family incomeb Negative/poor 26.7 1.9 25.0 2.8 27.3 3.1 28.8 4.3
Near poor/low 21.9 1.6 23.1 2.1 22.2 3.1 19.9 2.8
Middle 15.0 1.3 18.1 2.2 16.8 2.0 11.4 1.6
High 6.1 0.9 14.2 3.9 5.7 1.3 5.4 1.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 7.1 0.7 11.5 1.9 7.5 1.0 6.0 0.9
Public only 21.8 2.6 21.5 3.3 18.3 3.7 * *
Uninsured  29.0 1.5 27.6 2.2 33.1 2.6 25.6 2.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 17.1 0.9 22.1 1.8 20.4 1.8 12.4 1.2
Metropolitan-small 13.9 1.6 21.8 2.9 14.3 2.1 9.0 2.1
Micropolitan  12.2 2.0 18.0 4.5 13.0 3.4 * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  13.7 0.8 20.0 1.8 15.6 1.4 9.9 1.0
Other 22.6 1.7 22.5 2.1 26.3 2.9 18.9 3.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 30.4 3.8 30.2 5.7 32.5 6.1 * *
Complex activities 33.9 4.3 * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 14.4 0.8 20.3 1.5 15.8 1.2 10.4 1.0

a 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* 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; 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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