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Table 3.4b: Getting Appointments for Care - National

Among children under age 18 who had appointments reported 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
                 
      Alwaysb Usuallyb Neverb
Population group Population total Number who made appt. Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 72,420,907 28,033,709 63.60 1.56 26.42 1.25 9.98 0.97
                 
Race
White 57,317,974 23,629,924 64.58 1.66 25.76 1.40 9.67 1.01
Black 11,806,400 3,407,484 61.37 4.17 29.07 4.12 9.56 1.86
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 3,757,048 57.10 3.49 31.56 3.02 11.33 1.83
Non-Hispanic 60,417,979 24,276,661 64.58 1.70 25.64 1.36 9.78 1.10
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 46,400,449 20,223,325 65.52 1.82 25.05 1.59 9.43 1.16
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,133,502 3,210,815 62.57 4.21 27.59 4.16 9.84 1.93
Non-Hispanic, Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Gender
Male 36,997,776 14,801,096 63.26 1.90 27.23 1.66 9.50 1.21
Female 35,423,131 13,232,614 63.98 2.22 25.50 1.71 10.52 1.45
                 
Age
0-5 23,954,143 11,307,025 65.98 1.92 24.64 1.61 9.38 1.03
6-17 48,466,764 16,726,684 61.96 1.95 27.64 1.62 10.40 1.37
                 
Insurance
0-17 any private 49,081,352 20,743,293 66.04 1.82 25.65 1.65 8.31 1.15
0-17 public only 16,876,190 5,792,280 57.87 2.90 27.94 2.67 14.19 2.61
0-17 uninsured 6,463,365 1,498,136 51.82 5.87 31.24 4.50 16.94 4.25
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 13,748,523 4,341,755 58.97 3.24 26.22 2.79 14.81 2.36
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 15,890,425 5,378,379 56.51 3.20 31.41 3.37 12.08 1.85
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 23,749,909 9,797,329 61.19 2.46 28.91 2.33 9.90 1.58
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 19,032,050 8,516,246 72.96 2.27 20.64 2.02 6.41 1.35
                 
MSA status
MSA 59,385,026 23,152,955 63.66 1.69 26.51 1.28 9.83 1.10
Non-MSA 13,035,881 4,880,755 63.31 3.87 25.96 3.43 10.73 1.81
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 70,269,381 26,783,803 64.15 1.53 26.11 1.22 9.73 0.99
Fair/poor DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
CSHCNa
Yes 11,732,453 6,162,703 61.89 3.06 26.93 2.66 11.18 1.96
No 58,252,623 21,104,579 64.11 1.67 26.34 1.47 9.55 1.08
                 

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 3.4a: Getting Appointments for Care - National Table 3.4c: Getting Appointments for Care by State

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