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Table 3.2: National Basic Timeliness, 2000

Percent of families who reported experiencing difficulty in obtaining health care in the last 12 months by most common main reasons, United States, 2000
                 
      Couldn't afforde Insurance relatede Othere
Population groupa Total number of families Number experience difficulty Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 119,291,079 12,673,748 58.11 2.23 14.29 1.67 27.60 1.90
                 
Race
White 99,320,048 10,480,852 57.72 2.46 14.20 1.99 28.08 2.15
Black 15,475,348 1,507,679 61.51 5.19 14.11 3.15 24.38 4.63
Asian/Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Aleut/Eskimo/American Indian DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Hispanic ethnicity
Hispanic 11,451,095 1,454,742 68.89 3.64 9.17 2.57 21.94 3.07
Non-Hispanic 107,839,984 11,219,007 56.71 2.46 14.96 1.82 28.33 2.05
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 89,000,115 9,153,274 55.97 2.75 15.16 2.22 28.87 2.31
Non-Hispanic, Black 14,848,996 1,421,782 61.46 5.30 13.47 3.17 25.07 4.85
Non-Hispanic, Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Gender
Male 64,097,536 5,749,098 56.76 3.45 15.56 2.25 27.68 2.85
Female 55,193,543 6,924,651 59.23 2.61 13.24 1.92 27.53 2.58
                 
Age
0-17 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
18-44 58,616,266 7,335,449 60.69 3.02 12.92 1.95 26.39 2.55
45-64 37,485,457 4,219,022 58.34 2.81 16.22 2.34 25.44 2.55
65 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Educationb
Less than high school (<12 years ) 23,147,838 3,388,365 67.30 3.14 7.20 1.72 25.50 2.74
High school graduate (=12 years) 37,705,564 3,773,894 65.34 3.71 12.89 2.81 21.76 2.86
At least some college (>12 years) 57,567,165 5,438,420 47.17 3.15 19.75 2.90 33.08 2.90
                 
Employment statusc
Employed 81,287,831 8,847,749 57.84 2.77 15.15 1.90 27.01 2.28
Not employed 14,638,849 2,674,700 66.20 3.22 10.91 2.49 22.89 2.99
                 
Insuranced
Age 18-64                
Any private 74,746,346 6,069,198 44.16 2.95 22.80 2.47 33.05 2.92
Public only 8,044,797 2,065,357 65.80 4.65 * 5.99 2.49 28.21 3.83
Uninsured 13,385,885 3,419,915 84.04 2.35 * 3.64 1.45 12.32 1.93
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and private DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and other public DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No insurance/private only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 14,784,274 2,608,002 65.56 3.59 * 5.00 1.52 29.45 3.56
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 21,786,510 3,496,043 74.32 3.19 6.14 1.75 19.54 2.93
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 37,694,546 3,811,123 61.79 3.43 16.74 2.61 21.46 2.75
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 45,025,749 2,758,580 25.44 3.58 30.01 4.20 44.55 4.60
                 
MSA status
MSA 95,996,127 10,303,330 57.65 2.36 15.25 1.88 27.11 1.99
Non-MSA 22,329,093 2,370,418 60.12 4.76 10.13 2.59 29.75 4.87
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 102,675,357 9,694,627 55.29 2.28 16.16 1.92 28.55 2.00
Fair/poor 16,366,246 2,979,121 67.27 4.22 8.21 2.03 24.51 3.36
                 

a Values are for reference person in the family.

b Persons 18+ with unknown education status not included.

c Employment status for persons 18-64 only.

d Reference group for insurance: 18-64 Any private, 65+ Medicare and private.

e '*' = RSE >= 30.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Table 3.1c: National Basic Timeliness, 2000 Table 3.3a: Getting Appointments for Care - National

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