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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 184A_c
Children who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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   72.3 0.9 66.1 2.0 71.2 2.0 74.7 1.6 73.7 1.6
Age 0-5 73.6 1.2 70.9 2.3 71.4 2.7 73.9 2.5 76.4 2.6
6-17 71.6 1.2 62.2 2.7 71.1 2.3 75.2 1.8 72.3 2.1
Gender Male 72.5 1.1 65.6 2.8 72.3 2.5 75.9 2.0 72.9 1.9
Female 72.1 1.2 66.6 2.4 70.0 2.5 73.6 2.1 74.6 2.2
Race White, single race 72.7 1.0 65.2 2.6 71.7 2.4 74.9 1.7 73.8 1.7
Black, single race 71.7 2.2 68.3 3.4 73.1 3.6 73.3 5.7 * *
Asian, single race 73.1 3.4 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 63.1 5.1 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 73.3 1.0 67.5 2.4 73.1 2.4 74.9 1.8 74.2 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 74.0 1.1 67.2 3.6 74.2 3.2 75.4 1.9 74.4 1.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 71.4 2.3 68.4 3.5 73.3 3.7 72.0 5.9 * *
Hispanic, all races 67.3 1.9 62.2 3.3 65.9 2.7 73.7 3.7 67.5 5.2
Health insurance Any private 74.2 1.1 72.5 4.8 72.2 2.8 75.4 1.7 73.8 1.7
Public only 68.5 1.5 65.6 2.3 69.8 2.7 74.1 3.7 * *
Uninsured 67.3 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 71.8 1.1 64.5 2.7 68.7 2.1 74.1 2.0 74.3 2.0
Metropolitan-small 73.4 1.9 67.0 3.8 72.2 4.4 76.2 3.4 74.4 3.2
Micropolitan 70.0 3.3 68.6 4.7 72.4 6.0 70.9 4.4 * *
Noncore 75.9 2.8 70.4 5.4 80.0 6.1 * * * *
CSHCN Yes 66.7 1.7 59.8 3.7 69.9 3.0 71.0 3.0 64.4 3.5
No 73.9 0.9 68.6 2.0 71.5 2.2 75.6 1.7 76.1 1.7
Language spoken most often at home English 72.9 1.0 66.7 2.3 72.5 2.3 74.8 1.7 73.9 1.7
Other 68.1 2.2 63.2 3.9 65.6 3.5 74.6 3.6 * *

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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