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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 194B_c
Children whose parents report that their child's providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, 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   18.3 0.7 20.5 1.5 17.7 1.5 19.3 1.4 16.4 1.3
Age 0-5 17.7 1.0 18.8 1.9 17.4 2.0 19.1 2.2 15.6 1.8
6-17 18.7 0.9 21.8 2.0 18.0 1.8 19.4 1.6 16.9 1.7
Gender Male 17.5 0.9 18.5 1.8 16.4 1.7 18.4 2.0 16.8 1.7
Female 19.1 1.0 22.4 2.2 19.2 2.0 20.2 1.8 16.0 1.7
Race White, single race 18.3 0.8 20.6 1.9 19.1 1.8 19.2 1.5 16.0 1.4
Black, single race 15.8 1.8 17.8 2.3 12.9 3.1 20.2 4.0 * *
Asian, single race 22.1 4.0 * * * * * * 27.1 5.9
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 26.6 5.1 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 18.2 0.8 20.3 1.9 17.9 2.0 19.6 1.6 16.0 1.3
Non-Hispanic, White 18.1 1.0 20.0 2.9 20.1 2.6 19.4 1.7 15.5 1.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 16.0 1.8 18.0 2.4 12.9 3.2 20.5 4.2 * *
Hispanic, all races 18.9 1.4 20.9 2.1 17.2 1.8 17.7 3.2 20.9 4.5
Health insurance Any private 17.9 0.9 23.9 5.0 16.4 2.4 19.7 1.6 16.4 1.3
Public only 19.2 1.1 20.0 1.6 19.1 1.9 17.6 2.9 * *
Uninsured 17.7 3.6 15.7 3.6 16.8 4.1 * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 17.6 0.9 20.2 1.9 17.7 1.7 20.0 1.8 14.4 1.5
Metropolitan-small 19.9 1.6 20.9 3.1 21.8 3.8 19.7 2.8 18.6 2.7
Micropolitan 17.0 2.1 18.4 4.9 11.0 2.8 17.4 4.0 * *
Noncore 19.1 2.7 23.2 4.5 * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 20.5 1.5 23.8 3.1 16.7 2.4 21.6 2.4 19.6 2.7
No 17.5 0.8 19.2 1.5 18.1 1.7 18.0 1.5 15.6 1.3
Language spoken most often at home English 18.0 0.8 20.3 1.8 17.2 1.8 19.6 1.6 15.8 1.3
Other 20.4 1.6 21.1 2.3 19.6 2.5 16.3 3.1 28.5 4.7

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* 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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