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Table 3.4a: Getting Appointments for Care - National

Among adults age 18 and over who reported making an appointment for an illness or injury 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 69,643,203 54.01 1.15 29.33 1.01 16.67 0.62
                 
Race
White 170,125,696 59,192,929 54.48 1.09 29.27 0.90 16.25 0.68
Black 24,493,873 8,238,733 53.59 3.37 28.63 3.28 17.78 1.73
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 21,738,498 6,432,964 42.64 2.19 34.93 2.13 22.43 1.82
Non-Hispanic 180,999,350 63,210,239 55.16 1.26 28.76 1.11 16.08 0.65
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 150,178,945 53,356,235 55.83 1.17 28.66 0.98 15.51 0.72
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,466,228 7,941,971 53.44 3.48 28.84 3.35 17.73 1.74
Non-Hispanic, Other 7,354,176 1,912,033 43.32 5.46 31.29 4.49 25.40 4.04
                 
Gender
Male 97,197,606 29,288,081 55.02 1.56 28.19 1.27 16.80 1.00
Female 105,540,242 40,355,122 53.26 1.28 30.17 1.37 16.57 0.83
                 
Age
18-44 108,438,619 35,394,537 47.55 1.62 32.10 1.45 20.35 0.95
45-64 61,508,507 21,661,082 58.31 1.57 25.94 1.40 15.75 1.12
65 and over 32,790,722 12,587,584 65.54 1.99 27.07 1.70 7.40 1.03
                 
Educationa
Less than high school (<12 years ) 41,246,773 14,801,011 52.52 1.80 28.10 1.80 19.38 1.33
High school graduate (=12 years) 66,631,871 23,197,438 53.99 1.60 29.15 1.50 16.86 1.07
At least some college (>12 years) 93,325,476 31,212,952 54.61 1.71 30.02 1.46 15.37 0.89
                 
Employment statusb
Employed 137,047,255 44,012,827 51.14 1.41 30.32 1.20 18.54 0.84
Not employed 32,363,721 12,882,248 52.91 2.33 28.40 2.19 18.69 1.39
                 
Insurancec
Age 18-64                
  Any private 131,459,362 43,702,520 52.69 1.41 30.70 1.23 16.62 0.78
  Public only 13,338,753 6,042,270 52.49 2.75 25.86 2.85 21.65 2.29
  Uninsured 25,149,011 7,310,829 43.75 3.01 27.74 2.69 28.51 2.05
Age 65 and over                
  Medicare only 10,623,234 4,008,532 63.18 3.00 30.30 3.10 6.52 1.75
  Medicare and private 18,549,229 6,810,488 68.63 2.47 24.01 2.23 7.36 1.40
  Medicare and other public 3,435,872 1,675,867 59.08 4.99 30.88 5.01 *10.04 3.46
  No insurance/private only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 20,927,745 8,039,491 49.57 2.17 28.26 2.30 22.17 1.96
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 34,858,614 12,143,748 51.83 2.26 28.32 2.07 19.85 1.61
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 64,352,963 21,980,386 53.49 2.11 31.95 1.75 14.56 1.11
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 82,598,526 27,479,578 56.64 1.63 28.02 1.39 15.33 0.99
                 
MSA status
MSA 164,150,839 55,673,977 53.15 1.37 29.25 1.24 17.60 0.69
Non-MSA 38,587,009 13,969,226 57.45 1.74 29.64 1.55 12.91 1.21
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 177,125,850 56,111,796 54.18 1.18 29.14 1.09 16.67 0.68
Fair/poor 25,611,998 13,531,407 53.25 2.19 30.11 1.68 16.63 1.46
                 

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  '*' = 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 3.3f: Getting Appointments for Care by State Table 3.4b: Getting Appointments for Care - National

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