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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 3.1b
Percent of persons with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a United States, 1999 and 2004
    2004 1999
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 17.4 0.4 17.6 0.3
Age, not age adjusted 0-17 20.6 0.5 20.7 0.5
18-44 17.2 0.4 17.6 0.4
45-64 16.1 0.5 16.1 0.5
65 and over 13.9 0.6 14.1 0.6
Race AI/AN only 46.4 4.3 48.0 4.3
Asian only 16.1 1.4 16.2 1.6
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 21.2 0.8 24.2 0.8
White only 16.6 0.4 16.1 0.4
Multiple races 20.8 2.0 22.4 2.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 25.4 0.8 23.1 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 16.0 0.4 16.9 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 21.1 0.8 24.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 14.6 0.4 15.3 0.4
Gender Female 17.7 0.4 18.1 0.4
Male 17.2 0.4 17.2 0.4
Health insurance,b age 0-64 Private 12.8 0.4 13.8 0.4
Public only 35.2 1.0 38.8 1.0
Uninsured 24.7 0.8 24.9 0.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 11.4 0.7 11.7 0.8
Medicare and public 25.4 1.8 30.8 2.2
Medicare only 13.8 1.0 14.0 1.1
Family incomec Negative/poor 29.1 0.8 29.9 0.8
Near poor/low 22.3 0.8 23.3 0.7
Middle 15.7 0.5 16.2 0.5
High 11.4 0.5 11.4 0.4
Education, age 25 and over Less than high school 22.7 0.8 21.1 0.8
High school graduate 15.7 0.6 16.7 0.6
At least some college 14.0 0.4 13.9 0.4
Residence location Urban 17.2 0.4 17.1 0.4
Rural 18.0 0.8 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/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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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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