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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 3.1b
Percent of persons with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as source of ongoing carea, United States, 1999 and 2003
    2003 1999
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   17.2 0.4 17.6 0.3
           
Age (not age adjusted) 0-17 20.4 0.5 20.7 0.5
18-44 17.3 0.5 17.6 0.4
45-64 15.4 0.5 16.1 0.5
65 and over 13.1 0.6 14.1 0.6
           
Race AI/AN only 38.1 4.7 48.0 4.3
Asian only 18.3 1.6 16.2 1.6
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 23.0 0.8 24.2 0.8
White only 15.9 0.4 16.1 0.4
More than one race 24.1 2.1 22.4 2.2
           
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 24.7 0.8 23.1 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 15.9 0.4 16.9 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 22.8 0.8 24.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 14.1 0.5 15.3 0.4
           
Gender Female 17.5 0.4 18.1 0.4
Male 16.9 0.5 17.2 0.4
           
Health insuranceb, age 0-64 Private 12.1 0.4 13.8 0.4
Public 36.7 1.0 38.8 1.0
Uninsured 24.4 0.8 24.9 0.7
           
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 10.6 0.7 11.7 0.8
Medicare and public 24.0 1.9 30.8 2.2
Medicare only 13.3 1.1 14.0 1.1
           
Family income levelc Negative or poor 30.6 1.0 31.1 0.9
Near poor/low 23.4 0.8 24.6 0.8
Middle 16.2 0.6 17.2 0.6
High 11.3 0.5 12.0 0.5
           
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 22.6 0.8 21.1 0.8
High school graduate 15.9 0.6 16.7 0.6
At least some college 13.2 0.4 13.9 0.4
           
Residence location Urban 16.9 0.4 17.1 0.4
Rural 17.7 0.9 19.0 0.7
           

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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