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Table 3.3a: Getting Appointments for Care - National

Among persons age 18 and over who reported making an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often they got an appointment as soon as wanted, United States, 2000
                 
      Alwaysd Usuallyd Neverd
Population group Population total Number who made appt. Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 202,737,848 137,638,374 43.21 0.80 36.89 0.63 19.90 0.58
                 
Race
White 170,125,696 118,046,193 43.18 0.91 37.73 0.78 19.10 0.64
Black 24,493,873 15,171,873 46.30 1.56 30.37 1.66 23.33 1.27
Asian/Pacific Islander 6,458,887 3,448,252 29.96 3.89 38.15 4.22 31.89 3.81
Aleut/Eskimo/American Indian DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Hispanic ethnicity
Hispanic 21,738,498 12,413,504 36.07 1.60 38.70 1.61 25.24 1.51
Non-Hispanic 180,999,350 125,224,870 43.92 0.87 36.71 0.65 19.37 0.61
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 150,178,945 106,658,899 44.05 0.99 37.52 0.82 18.42 0.67
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,466,228 14,624,159 45.73 1.56 30.66 1.69 23.61 1.34
Non-Hispanic, Other 7,354,176 3,941,813 34.00 3.69 37.00 4.16 28.99 3.12
                 
Gender
Male 97,197,606 56,426,366 44.27 1.15 37.01 0.89 18.72 0.78
Female 105,540,242 81,212,008 42.48 0.85 36.80 0.75 20.73 0.66
                 
Age
18-44 108,438,619 62,436,514 37.68 1.09 37.81 1.02 24.52 0.88
45-64 61,508,507 46,317,804 43.50 1.02 38.21 0.92 18.29 0.86
65 and over 32,790,722 28,884,056 55.38 1.26 32.57 1.24 12.05 0.86
                 
Educationa
Less than high school (<12 years ) 41,246,773 25,868,208 45.54 1.28 34.89 1.26 19.57 0.96
High school graduate (=12 years) 66,631,871 43,511,536 44.47 1.15 37.44 0.90 18.08 0.91
At least some college (>12 years) 93,325,476 67,258,548 41.26 1.08 37.39 0.91 21.35 0.83
                 
Employment statusb
Employed 137,047,255 85,961,836 39.19 0.93 38.28 0.80 22.53 0.70
Not employed 32,363,721 22,520,252 43.70 1.40 36.93 1.48 19.37 1.09
                 
Insurancec
Age 18-64                
  Any private 131,459,362 89,367,763 39.98 0.94 38.92 0.81 21.10 0.62
  Public only 13,338,753 9,460,801 45.97 2.15 32.65 2.34 21.38 1.59
  Uninsured 25,149,011 9,925,754 35.85 2.40 34.70 2.14 29.45 2.27
Age 65 and over                
  Medicare only 10,623,234 9,193,349 52.50 2.44 35.24 2.23 12.26 1.41
  Medicare and private 18,549,229 16,508,776 57.58 1.78 30.77 1.62 11.64 1.30
  Medicare and other public 3,435,872 3,020,235 52.39 3.68 34.18 3.77 13.43 2.23
  No insurance/private only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 20,927,745 13,691,832 47.72 1.64 29.62 1.57 22.65 1.49
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 34,858,614 22,233,501 43.51 1.68 35.74 1.38 20.74 1.20
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 64,352,963 41,107,337 43.37 1.43 38.99 1.14 17.64 0.92
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 82,598,526 60,605,704 41.97 1.20 37.53 0.99 20.50 0.90
                 
MSA status
MSA 164,150,839 111,385,169 42.35 0.91 37.04 0.70 20.61 0.65
Non-MSA 38,587,009 26,253,205 46.90 1.26 36.22 1.17 16.88 0.89
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 177,125,850 116,468,700 42.96 0.85 37.11 0.69 19.93 0.61
Fair/poor 25,611,998 21,169,674 44.58 1.44 35.65 1.30 19.78 1.03
                 

a  Persons 18+ with unknown education status not included.

b Employment status for persons 18-64 only.

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

d For all values, RSE < 30.

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

Table 3.2: National Basic Timeliness, 2000 Table 3.3b: Getting Appointments for Care - National

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