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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222C_a
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   73.0 1.6 75.5 1.7 62.2 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Age 0-17 68.0 3.9 71.5 4.0 * * * * * * * * * *
18-44 76.1 2.0 79.4 2.1 65.1 5.0 * * * * * * * *
45-64 72.9 2.4 74.9 2.7 62.4 5.7 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 61.2 4.9 60.5 5.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 71.9 2.3 74.9 2.6 59.3 6.2 * * * * * * * *
Female 73.9 1.7 76.0 1.9 64.3 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Family incomea Negative/poor 81.4 2.5 82.2 2.9 78.4 4.2 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 79.2 2.6 83.4 2.6 62.5 7.6 * * * * * * * *
Middle 77.9 2.1 80.7 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
High 45.3 4.1 46.3 4.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 82.1 2.2 85.3 2.2 69.2 6.2 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate  76.8 2.4 78.1 2.5 70.0 6.1 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 65.5 2.7 68.0 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 64.0 2.4 66.0 2.7 58.1 6.1 * * * * * * * *
Public only 74.9 3.1 79.3 3.1 61.3 7.5 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured  91.6 2.0 95.3 1.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 72.7 2.3 77.2 2.5 59.7 5.1 * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 74.3 2.7 75.4 2.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan  71.5 4.1 70.1 4.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 70.0 6.3 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
No 67.7 4.4 71.8 4.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  72.2 1.7 74.6 1.7 62.7 4.1 * * * * * * * *
Other 79.4 4.7 82.1 4.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 80.6 2.3 78.9 2.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 78.9 3.0 76.8 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 71.1 1.9 75.1 2.0 58.0 5.0 * * * * * * * *

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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