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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 3.2b
Percent of families unable or delayed in receiving needed medical care, by main reasons, United States, 2002
    Total familiesf Percent experienced difficultyg Couldn't afford Insurance related Other
Population groupa Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   121,016 7.3 42.0 1.8 10.3 1.1 47.7 1.7
Race White 99,578 7.6 42.9 2.0 10.5 1.2 46.6 1.9
Black 14,322 5.4 42.9 5.1 DSU DSU 47.7 6.1
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian 4,371 4.2 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,407 16.8 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,103 6.4 65.9 4.5 6.7 1.8 27.5 4.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 107,912 7.5 39.5 1.9 10.7 1.2 49.8 1.7
Non-Hispanic, White 87,014 7.8 40.1 2.1 11.0 1.4 48.9 2.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 14,115 5.4 42.3 5.2 DSU DSU 48.1 6.2
Non-Hispanic, other 6,783 7.5 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 61,471 6.2 39.0 2.7 12.5 1.9 48.6 2.4
Female 59,545 8.5 44.2 2.5 8.7 1.2 47.1 2.4
Age 18-44 57,118 7.9 51.4 2.5 7.9 1.5 40.7 2.4
45-64 40,088 8.1 37.6 2.6 13.2 1.8 49.3 2.4
65 and over 23,711 4.6 15.2 3.7 12.3 3.6 72.5 4.8
Educationb Less than high school 24,031 8.4 55.7 3.9 DSU DSU 40.9 3.9
High school graduate 38,750 6.6 46.2 3.1 10.9 2.1 42.9 3.1
At least some college 57,577 7.5 33.2 2.5 13.3 1.7 53.6 2.5
Employment statusc Employed 79,496 7.4 44.7 2.2 11.1 1.3 44.2 1.9
Not employed 17,706 10.5 48.6 3.9 6.8 1.7 44.6 3.9
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 73,274 6.3 29.2 2.3 14.9 1.6 56.0 2.3
Public only 9,006 12.3 41.2 4.5 DSU DSU 52.7 4.5
Uninsured 15,025 13.5 85.6 3.3 DSU DSU 13.3 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6,865 6.9 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and private 13,874 3.2 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and other public 2,772 5.0 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Family incomed Negative or poor 16,604 11.7 60.6 3.7 DSU DSU 33.8 3.4
Near poor/low income 23,126 9.6 60.2 3.5 5.4 1.5 34.3 3.4
Middle income 36,898 6.6 39.5 3.7 11.7 1.9 48.8 3.7
High income 44,389 5.2 11.7 2.4 17.5 2.6 70.8 3.2
Residence locatione Metropolitan-large 65,160 7.3 35.6 2.6 13.2 1.8 51.2 2.5
Metropolitan-small 35,876 7.5 47.2 3.0 7.0 1.4 45.7 2.7
Micropolitan 13,226 7.1 53.6 5.7 DSU DSU 39.3 5.7
Noncore 6,753 7.5 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 102,754 6.1 39.3 2.1 10.9 1.3 49.9 2.1
Fair or poor 18,104 14.8 48.3 3.4 9.1 1.8 42.6 3.3

a Values are for reference person in the family. Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

b "Less than high school" refers to fewer than 12 years of education; "high school graduate", 12 years of education; and "at least some college", more than 12 years of education. Number of persons does not add to overall total because data on this variable were not available for some sample persons.

c Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

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

e See Measures Specifications Appendix for definition.

f Total families. Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

g Denominator is total families, excluding missing values.

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.

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