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Table 3.3b: Getting Appointments for Care - National

Hispanic ethnicity
Among children under age 18 who had appointments reported 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
                 
      Alwaysb Usuallyb Neverb
Population group Population total Number who made appt. Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 72,420,907 51,329,789 52.03 1.18 33.17 1.12 14.81 0.89
                 
Race
White 57,317,974 41,582,552 52.11 1.33 34.18 1.24 13.71 0.90
Black 11,806,400 7,758,917 54.46 2.77 28.45 2.72 17.09 2.29
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 12,002,928 7,556,153 44.75 1.97 37.02 1.86 18.23 1.61
Non-Hispanic 60,417,979 43,773,636 53.27 1.32 32.51 1.22 14.22 1.03
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 46,400,449 34,671,871 53.73 1.52 33.58 1.42 12.70 1.07
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,133,502 7,412,854 54.24 2.79 28.21 2.68 17.55 2.35
Non-Hispanic, Other 2,884,028 1,688,910 39.36 8.83 29.11 4.37 31.52 8.47
                 
Gender
Male 36,997,776 26,366,282 50.10 1.50 34.66 1.44 15.23 1.10
Female 35,423,131 24,963,506 54.06 1.57 31.59 1.54 14.35 1.04
                 
Age
0-5 23,954,143 19,876,110 54.95 1.53 30.73 1.60 14.32 1.30
6-17 48,466,764 31,453,679 50.12 1.45 34.76 1.35 15.12 0.97
                 
Insurance
0-17 any private 49,081,352 36,690,350 53.96 1.48 33.18 1.22 12.86 0.91
0-17 public only 16,876,190 11,703,222 47.22 2.14 33.06 2.23 19.72 1.85
0-17 uninsured 6,463,365 2,936,217 46.55 4.16 33.38 4.02 20.07 3.69
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 13,748,523 8,757,142 48.15 2.32 33.43 2.67 18.42 1.74
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 15,890,425 10,559,194 45.19 2.56 35.88 2.55 18.94 2.00
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 23,749,909 17,225,039 52.18 2.11 35.69 1.78 12.13 1.35
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 19,032,050 14,788,414 58.74 2.17 28.24 1.87 13.02 1.61
                 
MSA status
MSA 59,385,026 42,761,070 52.20 1.23 32.89 1.20 14.91 1.00
Non-MSA 13,035,881 8,568,719 51.15 3.21 34.55 3.11 14.29 1.56
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 70,269,381 49,537,912 52.18 1.18 33.17 1.16 14.65 0.87
Fair/poor 2,151,526 1,791,877 47.88 6.77 33.14 4.78 18.98 5.15
                 
CSHCNa
Yes 11,732,453 9,787,211 44.19 2.29 39.13 1.87 16.69 1.77
No 58,252,623 39,799,457 54.03 1.32 32.12 1.26 13.85 0.89
                 

a Children with unknown special health care need status not included.

b  For all values, 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 3.3a: Getting Appointments for Care - National Table 3.3c: Getting Appointments for Care by State

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