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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222A_b
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   63.8 1.2 61.9 1.3 61.3 1.5 63.4 3.1 78.4 2.3
Age 0-17 54.6 3.6 50.6 4.2 51.4 4.8 * * 72.2 4.9
18-44 70.2 1.5 68.7 1.7 69.4 1.9 67.2 4.3 79.8 2.8
45-64 63.5 1.8 61.9 1.9 60.8 2.3 65.6 5.0 80.6 3.8
65 and over 48.8 3.1 46.5 3.3 42.7 3.6 * * * *
Gender Male 64.1 1.8 62.0 2.0 62.3 2.2 60.9 5.5 77.9 3.3
Female 63.6 1.4 61.8 1.5 60.6 1.7 65.0 3.4 78.8 2.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 77.5 2.2 77.0 2.5 77.7 3.1 74.0 4.5 79.9 3.6
Near poor/low 75.5 2.1 74.0 2.3 75.0 2.6 69.2 5.4 82.7 3.7
Middle 66.4 2.1 64.3 2.1 64.5 2.3 58.7 6.1 83.9 4.1
High 39.2 2.3 38.6 2.4 38.3 2.5 * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 76.5 1.6 74.0 2.0 74.1 2.2 74.2 4.6 84.6 2.7
High school graduate  69.7 2.1 68.6 2.2 68.2 2.5 69.5 5.2 82.1 4.5
At least some college 55.6 1.8 54.7 1.9 53.5 2.2 58.8 4.4 69.0 5.6
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 54.4 1.7 54.0 1.8 53.4 2.0 57.9 4.1 61.4 5.1
Public only 72.0 2.2 71.6 2.5 76.1 2.7 59.5 5.3 73.7 3.8
Uninsured  88.6 1.8 87.4 2.3 89.9 2.2 77.7 6.5 92.6 2.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 52.4 6.0 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  41.2 4.0 39.7 4.2 38.9 4.2 * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 62.1 1.7 59.0 1.9 58.3 2.2 57.8 4.0 79.2 2.8
Metropolitan-small 65.5 2.4 64.2 2.7 63.1 2.8 73.3 6.3 77.8 5.0
Micropolitan  64.8 3.6 64.0 3.6 62.3 4.0 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 67.9 5.5 68.4 5.9 68.3 6.7 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  54.2 4.7 49.7 5.7 * * * * * *
No 54.8 4.4 51.0 5.3 52.3 6.0 * * 70.7 5.6
Language spoken most often at home English  62.3 1.3 61.9 1.3 61.3 1.5 63.0 3.1 69.3 3.9
Other 79.2 3.4 * * * * * * 85.8 2.7
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 70.0 1.9 69.0 2.1 65.8 2.4 77.2 3.5 81.1 4.3
Complex activities 69.6 2.3 68.5 2.4 66.4 2.8 74.9 4.8 * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 63.3 1.4 61.3 1.5 61.5 1.7 62.5 4.1 78.6 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: 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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