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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 234c
People with an inpatient discharge, by family income,a United States, 2004
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   7.4 0.2 9.9 0.5 9.7 0.4 6.7 0.4 6.0 0.3
Age 0-17 2.4 0.2 3.4 0.4 2.4 0.3 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.4
18-44 6.2 0.3 11.3 0.8 7.8 0.6 5.2 0.5 4.7 0.4
45-64 7.6 0.4 15.0 1.4 11.6 1.2 6.7 0.6 5.9 0.5
65 and over 20.4 0.8 19.9 2.0 23.0 1.5 21.2 1.5 17.8 1.5
Gender Male 5.7 0.3 7.4 0.7 7.2 0.6 5.3 0.5 4.8 0.3
Female 9.1 0.3 11.9 0.6 11.8 0.6 8.1 0.5 7.4 0.4
Race White, single race 7.7 0.2 10.2 0.6 10.2 0.5 7.1 0.4 6.4 0.3
Black, single race 7.2 0.4 9.5 0.9 9.8 1.0 5.2 0.7 4.2 0.7
Asian, single race 2.9 0.5 * * * * 4.2 1.3 2.7 0.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 6.5 1.2 * * 8.7 2.5 * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 7.8 0.2 10.8 0.7 11.0 0.5 7.2 0.4 6.2 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 8.3 0.3 11.8 0.9 12.1 0.7 7.8 0.5 6.6 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 7.3 0.4 9.5 0.9 10.1 1.0 5.4 0.7 4.1 0.7
Hispanic 5.2 0.3 7.2 0.7 5.6 0.6 3.8 0.5 4.3 0.8
Educationb Less than high school 11.2 0.5 14.4 1.1 13.6 1.1 8.6 0.8 6.7 1.1
High school graduate 9.5 0.4 13.6 1.2 12.8 0.9 8.8 0.8 6.6 0.6
At least some college 7.9 0.3 11.6 1.4 11.4 1.0 7.7 0.7 7.1 0.4
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 5.2 0.2 10.7 1.4 6.7 0.6 4.8 0.4 4.7 0.3
Public only 9.9 0.5 10.5 0.7 9.9 0.9 8.9 1.3 * *
Uninsured 2.8 0.3 3.7 0.6 2.9 0.5 1.8 0.4 3.1 0.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 19.9 1.3 18.9 3.3 21.8 2.8 19.9 2.4 17.9 3.0
Medicare and private 20.4 1.1 20.4 3.8 24.3 2.5 21.4 2.0 17.6 1.7
Medicare and other public 22.5 2.2 21.7 2.9 21.8 2.9 26.1 5.7 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 6.5 0.2 8.9 0.8 7.9 0.6 6.2 0.5 5.4 0.3
Metropolitan-small 7.9 0.4 10.7 0.9 10.7 0.8 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
Micropolitan 9.3 0.7 10.5 1.3 12.1 1.2 8.2 1.4 7.8 1.0
Noncore-adjacent 9.3 0.8 11.3 1.8 11.3 1.7 7.8 0.9 7.5 1.6
Noncore-not adjacent 12.3 1.3 17.1 3.5 18.5 2.4 9.2 1.7 7.6 2.1
CSHCN Yes 4.7 0.6 5.9 1.2 4.1 1.1 5.1 1.1 3.7 1.1
No 1.7 0.2 2.6 0.4 2.0 0.3 1.5 0.3 1.3 0.3
Language spoken most often at home English 7.4 0.2 10.0 0.6 10.5 0.5 6.6 0.4 6.0 0.3
Other 5.0 0.3 6.2 0.7 4.6 0.5 5.3 0.7 3.8 0.8
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 22.3 0.8 22.3 1.6 25.9 1.7 23.0 1.9 17.8 1.7
Complex activities 24.2 1.0 25.1 1.9 26.0 2.0 25.5 2.5 19.5 2.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 6.2 0.2 8.3 0.6 8.2 0.5 5.3 0.3 5.5 0.3

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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