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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 185A_c
Adults who can always get care for illness or injury 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   59.5 0.8 49.3 2.0 55.7 1.7 58.3 1.5 66.1 1.2
Age 18-44 55.0 1.2 45.6 2.8 43.5 2.4 57.4 2.2 63.5 1.8
45-64 59.3 1.3 50.4 3.4 56.8 3.3 52.6 2.7 66.0 2.0
65 and over 70.5 1.4 58.9 4.2 74.5 2.8 68.9 2.6 73.1 2.7
Gender Male 58.6 1.1 43.8 3.4 56.0 2.8 54.7 2.3 66.8 1.9
Female 60.2 1.1 52.2 2.2 55.5 2.2 61.1 1.6 65.5 1.7
Race White, single race 60.9 0.8 47.7 2.3 56.9 2.0 59.6 1.6 67.5 1.3
Black, single race 56.7 2.1 54.7 3.2 55.4 4.5 57.7 4.1 59.9 4.5
Asian, single race 44.9 5.9 * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 48.6 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 61.3 0.8 51.8 2.3 59.1 1.9 59.8 1.5 66.4 1.2
Non-Hispanic, White 63.2 0.9 50.5 2.8 61.4 2.2 61.6 1.7 68.1 1.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 56.7 2.2 55.6 3.2 56.1 4.5 56.2 4.2 59.7 4.6
Hispanic 44.3 2.2 36.5 3.9 39.3 4.2 45.7 4.0 59.4 5.3
Educationb Less than high school 53.7 1.7 46.2 2.8 56.6 2.8 53.8 3.5 61.3 4.4
High school graduate 58.5 1.3 51.7 3.1 56.8 2.6 57.1 2.1 64.7 2.7
At least some college 62.9 1.0 51.4 4.1 52.5 3.3 61.4 2.2 67.3 1.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 61.6 1.0 56.5 4.8 55.3 3.0 58.3 1.8 65.8 1.4
Public only 51.0 2.1 51.4 2.9 48.1 3.9 54.3 6.5 * *
Uninsured 35.0 2.4 28.3 4.2 31.8 3.4 37.8 4.9 * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 69.3 2.8 * * * * 65.1 5.1 * *
Medicare and private 72.2 2.0 * * 74.9 4.0 75.1 3.2 69.0 3.4
Medicare and other public 66.6 4.0 62.4 6.2 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 58.4 1.2 48.8 3.0 52.7 2.5 57.0 2.2 64.3 1.6
Metropolitan-small 59.6 1.4 47.3 3.5 54.9 3.7 59.5 2.7 67.6 2.0
Micropolitan 62.3 2.2 48.3 4.2 62.2 4.0 58.5 4.7 72.0 3.9
Noncore-adjacent 61.9 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 65.8 5.8 * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 61.0 0.8 50.9 2.2 57.4 1.8 60.2 1.5 66.7 1.2
Other 41.9 2.6 38.8 4.5 44.1 5.0 36.3 4.5 * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 57.5 1.5 49.4 3.0 59.1 3.0 57.8 3.1 63.0 3.1
Complex activities 55.0 1.9 51.9 3.1 53.3 3.5 54.2 4.1 63.3 4.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 60.1 0.9 48.3 2.8 53.8 2.1 58.5 1.7 66.5 1.3

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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