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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 186B_c
Children who can usually 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   13.4 0.9 15.8 2.1 17.3 2.3 13.6 1.7 9.3 1.5
Age 0-5 13.3 1.4 17.7 3.2 17.3 3.3 15.7 3.3 * *
6-17 13.5 1.2 14.5 2.6 17.3 2.9 12.3 2.2 11.9 2.1
Gender Male 12.5 1.3 15.5 2.8 16.7 2.9 12.0 2.2 8.7 2.0
Female 14.4 1.4 16.2 2.8 17.9 3.1 15.3 2.8 10.0 2.5
Race White, single race 12.9 1.1 16.0 2.5 17.3 2.6 12.9 2.0 9.3 1.7
Black, single race 14.7 2.4 * * 13.9 3.7 * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 12.9 1.0 14.8 2.7 17.6 2.7 13.1 1.9 9.3 1.6
Non-Hispanic, White 12.4 1.2 14.6 3.7 17.8 3.1 12.3 2.1 9.5 1.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 14.2 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Hispanic, all races 16.1 2.3 18.8 3.0 16.2 3.9 17.5 5.2 * *
Health insurance Any private 12.6 1.2 * * 19.2 3.6 12.7 2.1 9.5 1.6
Public only 15.2 1.7 15.1 2.2 15.5 3.0 * * * *
Uninsured 13.4 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 14.0 1.4 13.1 2.4 22.2 3.7 15.5 2.5 9.1 2.0
Metropolitan-small 13.5 1.9 22.5 4.5 * * 13.7 3.2 * *
Micropolitan 12.2 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Noncore 9.4 2.4 * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 14.2 1.7 15.4 3.0 15.5 3.4 13.7 3.0 13.0 3.3
No 12.6 1.1 15.9 2.9 18.1 2.8 12.3 2.0 8.0 1.7
Language spoken most often at home English 12.8 1.0 15.3 2.4 16.1 2.3 13.0 1.8 9.6 1.6
Other 18.6 3.0 18.5 3.6 23.4 5.7 * * * *

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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