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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 232b
People with a dental visit, 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   43.6 0.6 46.1 0.6 49.4 0.7 30.2 1.0 28.9 1.0
Age 0-17 46.5 1.0 49.4 1.1 53.4 1.3 35.7 1.7 34.3 1.4
18-44 38.7 0.7 41.7 0.8 45.0 0.9 27.3 1.4 24.3 1.3
45-64 48.6 0.8 50.2 0.9 53.3 0.9 32.4 1.8 32.9 1.9
65 and over 43.0 1.2 44.3 1.3 47.3 1.3 18.0 2.3 22.7 2.5
Gender Male 40.1 0.6 42.5 0.7 45.6 0.8 26.9 1.2 26.2 1.0
Female 47.0 0.7 49.5 0.7 53.1 0.8 33.0 1.3 31.8 1.3
Family incomea Negative/poor 26.5 0.8 28.6 1.1 30.9 1.3 23.3 1.7 20.2 1.2
Near poor/low 29.9 0.9 32.7 1.0 34.8 1.3 26.2 1.6 21.1 1.2
Middle 41.9 0.8 43.5 0.9 46.2 1.0 30.6 1.9 31.4 1.8
High 57.9 0.8 58.5 0.8 60.4 0.9 42.7 2.3 49.4 2.7
Educationb Less than high school 23.8 0.8 26.8 1.1 29.8 1.3 16.8 1.5 16.4 1.0
High school graduate 37.2 0.9 38.6 0.9 41.3 1.0 24.0 1.4 26.0 1.9
At least some college 54.4 0.7 55.2 0.7 58.0 0.8 38.1 1.8 43.5 2.5
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 51.3 0.7 52.5 0.7 55.0 0.8 37.3 1.5 41.2 1.6
Public only 31.0 0.9 32.2 1.1 33.7 1.5 30.7 1.7 27.8 1.5
Uninsured 18.4 0.9 21.3 1.2 24.4 1.5 9.8 1.2 12.2 1.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 34.4 1.8 35.1 1.9 37.8 2.2 10.7 2.7 24.1 4.9
Medicare and private 51.2 1.5 51.8 1.5 53.6 1.6 25.5 3.8 * *
Medicare and other public 25.0 3.1 27.2 3.7 28.9 4.9 * * 15.8 3.1
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 43.5 0.7 46.8 0.8 51.2 0.9 31.4 1.3 29.0 1.1
Metropolitan-small 47.0 1.2 49.1 1.3 52.2 1.3 30.1 1.7 30.9 2.6
Micropolitan 37.9 1.9 38.9 1.7 40.3 1.9 23.3 2.8 25.2 5.0
Noncore-adjacent 37.6 3.1 39.3 3.1 42.1 3.1 22.9 3.5 18.0 4.6
Noncore-not adjacent 42.7 4.0 43.3 3.9 43.8 4.1 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 53.8 1.6 55.6 1.8 60.5 2.2 37.9 3.2 43.1 3.2
No 45.5 1.0 48.8 1.1 52.4 1.4 36.1 1.9 33.3 1.5
Language spoken most often at home English 46.4 0.6 47.1 0.6 50.1 0.7 30.6 1.0 37.4 1.6
Other 26.8 1.1 35.3 2.3 39.0 3.8 * * 22.8 1.1
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 37.1 1.1 38.0 1.1 40.6 1.3 23.1 2.3 27.4 3.1
Complex activities 33.4 1.2 33.7 1.3 36.1 1.4 22.4 2.8 30.3 3.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 44.3 0.6 47.1 0.7 50.5 0.7 28.9 1.2 26.4 1.2

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: 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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