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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222D_b
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed 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   71.6 1.7 70.0 1.9 66.5 2.2 82.4 3.0 85.4 2.8
Age 0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
18-44 79.7 2.0 78.4 2.2 74.8 2.7 * * 89.6 3.5
45-64 69.0 2.6 67.1 2.8 63.5 3.2 * * * *
65 and over 63.9 4.5 62.4 4.9 * * * * * *
Gender Male 68.8 3.1 66.2 3.4 62.5 4.1 * * * *
Female 73.3 2.1 72.1 2.3 68.6 2.7 85.3 3.6 82.5 4.0
Family incomea Negative/poor 84.1 2.8 83.6 3.1 82.1 3.8 * * * *
Near poor/low 81.6 3.1 81.0 3.5 76.1 4.5 * * * *
Middle 70.9 3.0 68.5 3.3 66.1 3.6 * * * *
High 50.0 3.9 49.5 4.0 48.2 4.2 * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 85.2 2.4 83.7 3.0 80.1 3.9 * * 89.9 2.8
High school graduate  77.7 2.7 77.3 2.8 75.3 3.2 * * * *
At least some college 61.9 2.9 60.4 3.0 55.8 3.4 * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 62.2 2.4 61.1 2.5 58.5 2.8 * * * *
Public only 83.7 2.9 82.5 3.2 81.1 4.0 * * * *
Uninsured  91.9 2.1 91.8 2.4 89.2 3.2 * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 69.2 2.3 66.6 2.6 62.5 3.0 75.3 4.4 85.5 3.5
Metropolitan-small 72.9 3.5 71.8 3.9 68.6 4.1 * * * *
Micropolitan  74.2 4.9 73.7 5.2 69.0 5.8 * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes  * * * * * * * * * *
No * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  70.2 1.8 69.8 1.9 66.3 2.2 82.8 3.0 77.2 4.9
Other 94.0 2.1 * * * * * * 94.3 2.0
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 74.9 2.6 73.7 2.8 69.2 3.3 * * * *
Complex activities 76.2 2.9 74.7 3.0 70.5 3.7 * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 72.0 2.2 70.0 2.5 66.9 2.9 * * 87.3 3.4

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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