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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 230a
People with an office or outpatient visit, 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 0.5 74.8 0.5 63.7 1.0 66.9 1.6 60.9 5.2 63.3 2.9 78.0 2.0
Age 0-17 73.1 0.7 75.2 0.8 62.2 1.7 71.8 3.4 * * * * 80.9 2.8
18-44 62.6 0.7 64.2 0.7 55.5 1.6 57.2 2.3 * * 54.1 4.8 66.3 3.7
45-64 78.8 0.6 80.1 0.7 71.5 1.8 72.2 3.2 * * * * 86.4 3.4
65 and over 92.5 0.5 92.9 0.6 87.7 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 66.6 0.6 68.6 0.6 54.3 1.5 63.3 2.4 * * 54.5 4.7 72.3 2.8
Female 79.1 0.5 80.8 0.6 71.9 1.2 70.3 2.0 * * 72.5 4.3 82.9 2.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 66.7 0.9 67.5 1.1 63.0 1.6 69.8 6.5 * * * * 78.9 3.2
Near poor/low 68.1 0.9 68.9 1.1 65.0 2.0 62.1 4.2 * * * * 78.0 3.7
Middle 71.4 0.7 73.1 0.8 63.1 1.7 63.9 3.0 * * * * 78.3 3.7
High 79.0 0.6 80.7 0.6 64.0 2.5 71.1 2.4 * * * * 76.8 4.5
Educationb Less than high school 65.9 0.9 66.3 1.1 63.8 2.1 61.9 4.4 * * * * 71.5 6.2
High school graduate 71.5 0.7 73.5 0.7 59.9 2.0 68.2 4.2 * * * * 71.6 4.6
At least some college 77.1 0.6 78.8 0.6 69.8 1.7 65.7 2.3 * * * * 83.7 3.6
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 75.1 0.5 76.9 0.5 63.9 1.4 68.4 1.8 * * * * 79.3 2.6
Public only 73.3 0.9 75.4 1.1 68.4 1.7 62.2 5.9 * * 64.9 5.2 80.3 3.4
Uninsured 42.0 0.9 42.2 1.1 39.8 2.6 41.0 5.7 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 89.8 1.2 90.5 1.3 82.4 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 94.8 0.6 94.9 0.6 91.4 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 90.4 1.4 89.9 1.8 91.9 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 71.6 0.6 73.4 0.6 64.0 1.3 67.0 1.8 * * * * 79.9 2.8
Metropolitan-small 75.1 0.7 76.7 0.8 65.2 1.5 62.8 3.6 * * * * 76.5 4.1
Micropolitan 73.9 1.7 75.6 1.8 58.8 2.4 * * * * * * 72.8 4.1
Noncore-adjacent 73.3 2.1 75.2 1.5 59.8 6.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 75.9 3.5 76.1 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 87.4 1.1 89.2 1.1 78.9 2.8 * * * * * * * *
No 69.5 0.8 71.7 0.9 57.4 2.0 69.8 3.8 * * * * 77.7 3.5
Language spoken most often at home English 75.6 0.5 77.7 0.5 64.1 1.0 70.9 2.7 61.3 5.4 66.7 2.8 79.0 2.1
Other 55.4 1.0 53.7 1.2 56.1 7.0 63.2 2.3 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 92.8 0.5 93.0 0.6 91.1 1.3 * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 92.2 0.7 92.6 0.8 91.1 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 69.8 0.5 71.8 0.6 59.6 1.3 63.8 1.9 * * 54.4 4.5 70.5 3.2

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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