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Table 3.9a
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, 2004
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percent had appointment Appointment as soon as wanted
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   73,332 22.1 79.3 1.1 13.4 1.0 7.3 0.7
Race White, single race 56,648 23.0 79.4 1.3 12.9 1.1 7.7 0.8
Black, single race 11,185 18.3 80.1 2.6 14.7 2.4 5.2 1.3
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,736 14.7 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,962 29.3 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 14,375 17.1 73.4 2.8 16.1 2.3 10.5 1.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 58,957 23.4 80.4 1.2 12.9 1.1 6.7 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 43,016 25.2 80.5 1.4 12.4 1.2 7.2 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,893 18.4 80.8 2.6 14.2 2.4 5.0 1.2
Non-Hispanic, other 5,049 18.8 78.5 4.9 16.4 4.7 DSU DSU
Gender Male 37,430 22.9 79.9 1.5 12.5 1.3 7.6 1.0
Female 35,902 21.3 78.7 1.6 14.4 1.4 6.9 1.0
Age 0-5 23,404 26.2 77.9 1.7 13.3 1.4 8.8 1.2
6-17 49,928 20.2 80.2 1.4 13.5 1.2 6.3 0.8
Health insurance Any private 47,037 22.9 81.2 1.3 12.6 1.2 6.2 0.8
Public only 21,040 21.9 75.1 2.0 15.2 1.7 9.7 1.3
Uninsured 5,256 16.0 78.3 4.6 13.4 3.7 DSU DSU
Family incomea Negative/poor 13,346 20.4 73.3 2.5 15.8 2.1 10.9 1.6
Near poor/low 15,596 20.8 75.4 2.4 17.3 2.3 7.3 1.3
Middle 23,843 22.4 79.1 2.1 13.6 1.7 7.3 1.3
High 20,548 23.9 85.5 1.8 9.3 1.5 5.2 1.3
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 41,130 20.6 78.8 1.6 14.0 1.4 7.1 1.0
Metropolitan-small 20,120 25.5 78.9 2.3 13.5 1.9 7.6 1.3
Micropolitan 7,147 21.8 82.1 3.9 12.2 2.8 DSU DSU
Noncore 4,934 21.3 81.1 3.2 9.4 2.4 9.5 2.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,833 21.5 79.9 1.1 13.1 1.0 6.9 0.7
Fair/poor 1,499 52.1 66.8 5.7 18.7 4.3 DSU DSU
CSHCNc Yes 13,835 34.3 77.4 2.0 14.2 1.7 8.4 1.5
No 59,039 19.3 80.5 1.3 12.6 1.1 6.9 0.8

a 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.

b For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

c Unknown is not shown.

d Total child population. Numbers of subpopulation categories may not add to total due to missing data or rounding.

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. CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

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