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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 221D_b
People who were unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed prescription medications, 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   3.7 0.2 3.9 0.2 4.0 0.2 3.6 0.3 2.8 0.2
Age 0-17 1.1 0.2 1.1 0.2 1.4 0.3 * * 1.0 0.2
18-44 3.8 0.2 4.1 0.3 4.2 0.3 3.9 0.5 2.6 0.3
45-64 6.0 0.3 6.0 0.4 6.2 0.4 6.6 0.9 6.1 0.9
65 and over 4.0 0.4 3.8 0.4 3.6 0.4 5.8 1.2 6.5 1.4
Gender Male 2.7 0.2 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2 2.8 0.5 2.0 0.3
Female 4.6 0.2 4.8 0.2 5.1 0.3 4.3 0.4 3.6 0.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 6.7 0.5 7.7 0.6 9.3 0.9 4.6 0.7 3.5 0.5
Near poor/low 4.6 0.3 5.2 0.4 5.4 0.5 5.2 0.8 2.9 0.4
Middle 3.7 0.2 3.8 0.3 4.2 0.3 2.7 0.5 2.8 0.5
High 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2 2.4 0.2 * * 1.6 0.5
Educationb Less than high school 5.6 0.4 6.1 0.5 6.3 0.6 5.4 0.7 4.4 0.5
High school graduate  5.1 0.3 5.4 0.4 5.5 0.4 5.2 0.8 3.0 0.6
At least some college 3.9 0.2 3.9 0.2 4.0 0.3 4.6 0.7 3.4 0.6
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 3.0 0.2 3.1 0.2 3.4 0.2 2.7 0.4 2.0 0.3
Public only 4.8 0.4 5.7 0.5 7.1 0.8 3.5 0.5 2.7 0.4
Uninsured  5.7 0.5 6.9 0.7 7.1 0.8 5.8 1.1 3.3 0.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 4.2 0.7 4.1 0.7 3.5 0.7 * * * *
Medicare and private  3.6 0.5 3.5 0.5 3.4 0.5 * * * *
Medicare and other public 5.2 1.0 5.1 1.2 * * * * 5.6 1.6
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 3.6 0.2 3.8 0.2 4.1 0.3 3.3 0.4 2.7 0.3
Metropolitan-small 3.6 0.3 3.7 0.3 3.8 0.3 3.4 0.5 2.9 0.4
Micropolitan  4.0 0.5 4.1 0.5 4.1 0.6 6.7 1.2 3.1 0.8
Noncore-adjacent 5.1 0.9 5.4 1.0 5.5 1.1 4.7 1.1 * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  3.6 0.6 3.3 0.6 3.6 0.8 * * * *
No 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.2 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  3.9 0.2 4.0 0.2 4.1 0.2 3.6 0.3 3.3 0.4
Other 1.9 0.2 * * * * * * 2.4 0.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 12.2 0.7 12.1 0.8 11.9 0.9 12.1 1.5 14.0 2.1
Complex activities 15.3 1.0 15.1 1.1 15.1 1.2 13.4 1.9 16.9 2.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 3.2 0.2 3.3 0.2 3.4 0.2 3.7 0.5 2.7 0.3

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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