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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 183B_a
Adults who can usually get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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   36.4 0.5 37.3 0.6 30.7 1.3 33.3 2.4 * * * * 31.5 4.1
Age 18-44 36.5 0.8 37.0 1.0 32.7 2.1 37.0 3.6 * * * * * *
45-64 37.6 1.0 38.9 1.1 29.8 2.1 26.4 3.6 * * * * * *
65 and over 34.1 1.1 34.9 1.2 26.1 3.5 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 35.2 0.8 35.8 0.9 29.9 2.5 32.4 3.4 * * * * * *
Female 37.3 0.6 38.3 0.7 31.1 1.6 33.9 3.1 * * * * 27.3 4.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 32.0 1.3 33.7 1.6 29.8 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 35.0 1.2 36.8 1.4 26.2 2.7 * * * * * * * *
Middle 37.3 1.1 38.3 1.1 32.5 3.0 33.9 5.0 * * * * * *
High 37.1 0.8 37.4 0.9 33.1 2.8 35.5 3.1 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 31.8 1.2 33.8 1.3 19.7 2.1 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 36.4 1.0 37.7 1.1 29.6 2.9 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 37.7 0.8 37.9 0.9 36.7 2.1 35.8 3.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 37.7 0.7 38.3 0.8 33.7 1.8 35.3 2.8 * * * * * *
Public only 33.6 1.6 35.3 2.0 29.3 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 33.3 2.0 35.8 2.1 20.9 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 34.0 2.2 34.5 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 34.9 1.5 35.4 1.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 30.1 2.9 33.3 3.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 36.2 0.7 37.3 0.9 30.7 1.6 34.5 2.6 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 36.6 1.0 37.1 1.1 33.5 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 35.5 1.9 36.4 2.0 18.5 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 37.0 2.8 37.7 2.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 42.7 2.6 43.0 2.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 36.3 0.6 37.0 0.6 30.8 1.4 37.0 3.7 * * * * 32.2 4.2
Other 38.0 1.7 41.4 2.1 * * 29.1 3.5 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 36.7 1.1 38.0 1.2 30.9 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 36.4 1.6 38.3 1.8 24.7 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 36.4 0.6 37.2 0.7 31.1 1.5 32.2 2.5 * * * * 32.8 4.9

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 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.

* 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; 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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