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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 186A_c
Children 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   79.3 1.1 73.3 2.5 75.4 2.4 79.1 2.0 85.5 1.8
Age 0-5 77.9 1.7 70.5 3.8 70.9 3.5 76.3 3.8 90.0 2.9
6-17 80.2 1.4 75.2 3.1 78.4 3.1 80.7 2.6 83.1 2.4
Gender Male 79.9 1.5 73.6 3.2 75.0 3.2 79.8 2.8 86.5 2.5
Female 78.7 1.6 72.9 3.3 75.9 3.2 78.3 3.0 84.3 2.9
Race White, single race 79.4 1.3 71.0 2.9 75.9 2.8 79.1 2.4 85.0 2.0
Black, single race 80.1 2.5 80.2 4.5 80.0 4.2 * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 80.4 1.2 74.9 3.2 75.9 2.8 80.0 2.2 85.7 2.0
Non-Hispanic, White 80.5 1.4 72.2 4.5 75.8 3.3 80.1 2.6 85.0 2.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 80.8 2.6 80.6 4.5 * * * * * *
Hispanic, all races 73.4 2.8 68.5 3.5 73.7 4.3 71.7 6.0 * *
Health insurance Any private 81.2 1.3 * * 75.0 3.9 80.1 2.3 85.4 1.9
Public only 75.1 2.0 74.5 2.7 75.2 3.3 76.0 5.7 * *
Uninsured 78.3 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 78.8 1.6 76.4 3.2 71.9 3.8 76.5 2.9 85.5 2.5
Metropolitan-small 78.9 2.3 64.5 4.6 77.9 5.2 78.8 4.1 88.1 3.1
Micropolitan 82.1 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Noncore 81.1 3.2 * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 77.4 2.0 72.2 3.8 79.4 3.7 75.1 4.2 82.4 3.5
No 80.5 1.3 74.2 3.1 73.6 2.8 81.8 2.3 86.5 2.1
Language spoken most often at home English 80.5 1.1 74.6 2.8 77.5 2.5 79.9 2.2 85.7 1.9
Other 68.3 3.6 66.0 4.9 64.4 6.0 * * * *

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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