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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 221A_a
People who were unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   11.0 0.3 11.0 0.3 11.4 0.7 5.0 0.7 * * 14.3 2.9 18.0 1.8
Age 0-17 5.5 0.3 5.9 0.4 4.6 0.7 * * * * * * 5.9 1.5
18-44 12.9 0.5 12.9 0.5 14.1 1.1 5.6 1.2 * * 21.4 5.8 26.5 3.6
45-64 14.2 0.6 14.0 0.6 16.1 1.4 7.3 1.4 * * * * 27.1 5.4
65 and over 9.6 0.6 9.4 0.7 12.5 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 9.4 0.4 9.3 0.4 9.8 1.0 5.1 1.1 * * * * 17.5 2.6
Female 12.5 0.4 12.7 0.4 12.8 0.8 4.9 0.8 * * 18.9 4.4 18.4 2.2
Family incomea Negative/poor 16.5 0.8 17.7 1.0 12.8 1.3 * * * * * * 21.1 3.8
Near poor/low 14.1 0.7 14.0 0.7 15.9 1.7 * * * * * * 24.3 5.0
Middle 11.2 0.5 11.9 0.6 8.1 1.0 5.8 1.4 * * * * 14.1 3.2
High 7.4 0.4 7.2 0.4 9.6 1.5 4.3 1.2 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 16.0 0.7 16.0 0.8 15.6 1.7 * * * * * * 24.5 5.4
High school graduate  13.1 0.6 13.0 0.6 14.3 1.3 * * * * * * 22.2 5.1
At least some college 11.5 0.5 11.2 0.5 14.3 1.1 6.4 1.3 * * * * 29.7 4.6
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 9.1 0.4 9.2 0.4 9.5 0.9 4.4 0.9 * * * * 13.5 1.9
Public only 14.3 0.8 15.2 0.9 11.2 1.0 * * * * * * 23.8 4.1
Uninsured  18.7 0.9 18.8 1.0 18.4 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 8.8 0.9 8.3 1.0 12.1 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  9.7 0.9 9.6 0.9 12.3 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 11.4 1.7 11.8 2.1 13.0 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 10.7 0.4 10.7 0.4 12.3 1.0 4.9 0.8 * * * * 22.4 2.9
Metropolitan-small 11.2 0.6 11.4 0.7 9.3 1.1 * * * * * * 15.9 3.0
Micropolitan  11.1 0.9 11.0 1.0 11.4 1.9 * * * * * * 11.2 2.9
Noncore-adjacent 13.0 1.5 13.3 1.4 9.3 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  8.8 1.6 9.3 1.8 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  11.1 0.9 11.6 1.0 9.1 2.1 * * * * * * * *
No 4.2 0.3 4.5 0.4 3.4 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  11.3 0.4 11.3 0.4 11.4 0.8 6.2 1.2 * * 14.8 3.3 18.2 1.9
Other 8.1 0.6 8.9 0.7 * * 3.9 0.9 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 25.7 1.0 25.3 1.1 24.8 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 31.0 1.3 31.6 1.6 24.3 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 10.5 0.4 10.4 0.4 12.7 1.0 5.5 1.0 * * 13.9 3.6 16.2 3.0

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: 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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