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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 183C_b
Adults who can sometimes or never get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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   15.2 0.4 14.9 0.4 13.8 0.5 17.1 1.5 18.6 1.0
Age 18-44 19.5 0.7 19.3 0.8 18.6 0.9 19.6 2.1 21.2 1.5
45-64 14.2 0.6 14.1 0.6 13.1 0.6 16.8 2.1 16.5 1.9
65 and over 7.5 0.7 7.3 0.7 6.1 0.7 9.7 2.4 11.7 2.7
Gender Male 15.0 0.6 14.7 0.6 13.6 0.7 15.7 2.2 19.3 1.8
Female 15.3 0.5 15.0 0.6 13.9 0.6 17.9 1.9 18.2 1.3
Family incomea Negative/poor 20.7 1.3 20.3 1.5 19.7 1.9 19.9 2.5 23.1 2.6
Near poor/low 15.0 1.0 14.7 1.1 12.4 1.1 21.4 2.5 16.7 1.8
Middle 15.7 0.8 15.4 0.9 14.4 0.9 13.9 2.1 18.0 2.3
High 13.9 0.6 13.6 0.6 12.9 0.6 15.1 2.9 18.5 2.3
Educationb Less than high school 17.4 1.0 17.4 1.2 16.5 1.4 19.8 2.3 17.5 1.5
High school graduate 13.9 0.6 13.6 0.6 12.6 0.6 17.1 2.4 16.6 2.0
At least some college 15.3 0.6 14.9 0.6 14.0 0.6 15.8 2.3 21.2 2.2
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 15.7 0.6 15.5 0.6 14.9 0.6 15.4 1.9 18.9 1.7
Public only 21.1 1.3 21.0 1.5 20.6 2.0 19.1 2.3 21.5 3.1
Uninsured 26.9 1.6 28.7 1.9 25.3 2.2 38.6 5.3 20.5 2.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6.8 1.1 6.5 1.2 5.0 1.2 * * * *
Medicare and private 6.9 0.8 6.8 0.8 6.3 0.8 * * * *
Medicare and other public 12.2 2.3 13.2 2.6 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 17.3 0.6 16.9 0.6 15.4 0.7 18.4 2.0 19.8 1.3
Metropolitan-small 12.8 0.6 12.6 0.7 12.1 0.7 13.0 2.2 16.4 1.7
Micropolitan 13.2 1.1 13.3 1.2 13.3 1.2 17.6 3.0 10.6 2.3
Noncore-adjacent 12.3 1.6 12.1 1.7 10.9 1.7 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 11.2 1.8 11.0 1.7 11.4 1.6 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 14.6 0.4 14.3 0.4 13.6 0.5 17.1 1.5 20.4 1.7
Other 22.4 1.6 30.1 3.1 23.6 4.9 * * 16.7 1.5
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 15.4 0.9 15.1 0.9 13.3 1.0 21.3 2.9 18.5 2.7
Complex activities 16.8 1.0 16.6 1.1 14.8 1.2 21.1 3.0 19.9 3.7
Neither basic nor complex activities 15.2 0.5 14.8 0.5 13.9 0.5 16.1 1.7 18.7 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 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: 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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