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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 263
Adults age 18 and over with limited English proficiency with and without a usual source of care who offers language assistance,a by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
USC with language assistance Yes 46.0 2.0 56.4 4.5 43.4 2.1
No 6.7 1.0 * * * *
Without USC 47.3 2.2 * * 51.3 2.2

a Language assistance includes bilingual clinicians, trained medical interpreters, and informal interpreters (e.g., bilingual receptionists).

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: USC: usual source of care; 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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