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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 221C_d
People who were unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed dental 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   6.9 0.3 9.3 0.5 7.6 0.5 5.5 0.3
Age 18-44 8.1 0.4 10.7 0.8 9.3 0.7 6.3 0.5
45-64 6.5 0.4 10.9 1.0 7.0 0.6 5.1 0.5
65 and over 3.9 0.4 4.4 0.7 3.8 0.8 3.6 0.7
Gender Male  6.3 0.3 8.3 0.7 7.2 0.6 4.9 0.4
Female 7.5 0.3 10.3 0.7 7.9 0.6 6.2 0.4
Race White, single race 6.5 0.3 9.1 0.6 7.3 0.5 5.1 0.3
Black, single race 9.6 0.8 10.7 1.4 9.7 1.1 8.9 1.0
Asian, single race  4.1 0.8 * * * * 4.2 1.1
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 8.8 2.6 * * * * * *
Multiple races 14.7 2.1 14.6 4.3 * * 16.8 3.9
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 6.9 0.3 9.9 0.7 7.7 0.5 5.5 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 6.5 0.3 9.9 0.8 7.4 0.5 5.0 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 9.5 0.8 10.3 1.4 9.8 1.1 8.7 1.0
Hispanic 7.0 0.5 7.8 0.8 6.7 0.9 5.9 0.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 13.2 0.8 12.8 1.1 13.6 1.4 13.3 1.6
Near poor/low 10.9 0.7 10.7 1.1 11.1 1.1 11.1 1.2
Middle 7.1 0.5 6.9 0.8 7.5 0.7 7.0 0.6
High 3.3 0.3 5.7 1.1 3.1 0.4 3.1 0.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 5.2 0.3 7.6 0.8 5.9 0.5 4.4 0.3
Public only 14.7 1.1 12.3 1.2 14.5 1.6 20.3 2.7
Uninsured 14.0 0.9 14.3 1.3 14.7 1.5 13.0 1.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 3.2 0.6 3.1 0.9 3.7 1.1 * *
Medicare and private 3.9 0.5 5.0 1.2 3.9 1.1 3.4 0.8
Medicare and other public 5.6 1.3 5.4 1.3 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 6.8 0.4 9.0 0.7 7.7 0.6 5.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 7.4 0.5 10.7 1.2 8.4 0.8 5.5 0.5
Micropolitan 6.0 0.6 8.8 1.2 5.2 0.8 5.4 0.9
Noncore-adjacent  7.2 0.9 7.0 1.6 8.2 1.1 5.9 1.5
Noncore-not adjacent 6.5 1.8 * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  7.0 0.3 10.2 0.7 7.6 0.5 5.5 0.3
Other 6.3 0.5 6.7 0.8 6.8 1.1 5.4 1.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities  12.4 0.7 12.1 1.2 13.4 1.4 11.5 1.1
Complex activities 15.1 1.0 14.1 1.5 15.1 1.8 15.9 1.7
Neither basic nor complex activities 5.9 0.3 8.4 0.6 6.3 0.4 4.8 0.3

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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