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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222B_d
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   57.5 1.9 70.8 2.9 62.8 3.1 46.2 2.8
Age 18-44 63.3 2.4 77.7 4.0 65.9 4.0 53.7 3.9
45-64 58.0 2.8 76.4 4.1 64.3 5.3 44.0 4.1
65 and over 24.7 4.4 * * * * * *
Gender Male 63.3 3.1 76.1 4.6 68.4 5.2 50.3 4.4
Female 54.1 2.3 67.0 3.4 59.5 3.7 44.1 3.6
Race White, single race 56.8 2.0 71.2 3.1 61.9 3.3 45.0 3.0
Black, single race 64.3 4.8 * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 55.7 2.1 68.4 3.3 61.8 3.4 45.5 2.9
Non-Hispanic, White 54.3 2.3 68.8 3.6 59.9 3.7 43.9 3.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 66.5 4.4 * * * * * *
Hispanic 72.2 4.1 79.3 4.1 * * * *
Family incomeb Negative/poor 73.1 2.7 79.2 3.5 74.2 4.6 * *
Near poor/low 72.7 3.7 72.9 5.1 74.6 7.5 * *
Middle 57.5 2.9 * * 52.7 4.4 55.2 4.2
High 32.4 3.1 * * * * 27.0 3.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 44.4 2.7 * * 49.5 4.6 38.3 3.3
Public only 64.1 3.5 70.5 5.1 * * * *
Uninsured  87.8 2.5 90.5 2.9 90.3 5.0 81.4 4.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 54.8 2.6 68.6 4.5 63.8 4.5 43.5 3.6
Metropolitan-small 60.9 3.3 74.4 4.7 66.8 4.5 48.5 4.9
Micropolitan  56.3 6.0 * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  55.9 2.0 69.1 3.2 61.0 3.3 45.4 2.9
Other 74.9 5.6 79.7 4.6 * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 61.2 2.8 66.8 4.8 63.7 4.4 53.7 4.9
Complex activities 60.8 2.8 66.4 5.0 64.3 4.6 51.0 5.7
Neither basic nor complex activities 56.6 2.3 76.2 3.8 62.4 3.9 44.6 3.3

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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