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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 3.1a
Percent of persons who have a specific source of ongoing carea, United States, 1999 and 2003
    2003 1999
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   87.9 0.2 86.4 0.2
           
Age (not age adjusted) 0-17 94.6 0.3 93.3 0.3
18-44 79.3 0.4 77.8 0.4
45-64 90.2 0.4 88.7 0.4
65 and over 96.6 0.3 94.9 0.3
           
Race AI/AN only 85.2 2.4 83.3 3.0
Asian only 85.7 1.2 82.1 1.5
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 86.8 0.6 85.5 0.5
White only 88.1 0.2 87.1 0.2
More than one race 87.5 1.6 86.4 2.0
           
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 78.0 0.6 77.3 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 89.6 0.2 87.7 0.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 87.1 0.6 85.6 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 90.3 0.2 88.4 0.2
           
Gender Female 91.1 0.2 90.5 0.2
Male 84.5 0.3 82.2 0.3
           
Health insuranceb, age 0-64 Private 92.7 0.2 90.5 0.2
Public 93.3 0.5 91.2 0.5
Uninsured 59.1 0.8 57.9 0.8
           
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 97.9 0.3 95.8 0.4
Medicare and public 96.8 0.7 94.0 1.2
Medicare only 93.9 0.8 93.8 0.8
           
Family income levelc Negative or poor 81.5 0.7 78.4 0.7
Near poor/low 82.0 0.6 79.8 0.7
Middle 88.6 0.4 87.9 0.4
High 93.2 0.3 91.3 0.3
           
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 77.6 0.7 77.4 0.7
High school graduate 85.5 0.5 84.5 0.5
At least some college 90.9 0.3 88.7 0.3
           
Residence location Urban 87.3 0.3 85.9 0.3
Rural 89.4 0.4 87.8 0.4
           

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

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