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Table 3.9b
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, 2002
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   72,699 26.2 77.6 1.0 14.9 0.9 7.5 0.5
Race White, single race 56,132 27.4 77.4 1.1 15.1 1.0 7.4 0.6
Black, single race 11,123 23.5 80.2 2.3 12.7 1.8 7.1 1.4
AI/AN, single race 815 23.0 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,576 14.1 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race 295 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,757 23.3 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,297 20.2 70.4 2.4 18.9 2.3 10.6 1.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,402 27.5 78.7 1.1 14.3 1.0 7.0 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 43,463 29.5 79.0 1.3 14.3 1.2 6.7 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,859 23.6 80.0 2.3 12.8 1.9 7.2 1.5
Non-Hispanic, other 5,080 18.4 71.5 4.4 18.6 3.8 DSU DSU
Gender Male 37,236 26.9 78.2 1.2 14.1 1.1 7.7 0.7
Female 35,463 25.3 76.8 1.4 15.8 1.3 7.3 0.8
Age 0-5 23,153 32.2 77.5 1.6 15.7 1.4 6.8 0.9
6-17 49,546 23.3 77.6 1.3 14.4 1.1 8.0 0.7
Health insurance Any private 47,956 28.3 79.3 1.3 14.4 1.1 6.3 0.6
Public only 19,360 23.3 72.6 2.0 17.3 1.7 10.1 1.1
Uninsured 5,382 17.3 76.1 4.0 11.7 2.8 12.2 2.9
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,438 21.7 69.5 2.8 18.3 2.7 12.2 1.4
Near poor/low 15,494 23.4 74.5 2.4 16.6 1.9 8.9 1.4
Middle 25,004 27.9 77.2 1.7 15.0 1.4 7.8 1.1
High 19,762 28.9 83.7 1.8 12.2 1.5 4.0 0.9
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,563 24.8 76.9 1.2 15.5 1.2 7.6 0.7
Metropolitan-small 21,261 27.6 78.9 2.1 14.7 1.8 6.3 0.8
Micropolitan 7,223 28.1 76.7 3.2 15.4 2.8 7.8 1.6
Noncore 3,652 29.1 77.6 4.4 DSU DSU 12.4 3.0
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,080 25.5 77.8 1.0 14.7 0.9 7.5 0.5
Fair/poor 1,619 52.5 72.7 4.3 19.4 3.5 DSU DSU
CSHCNc Yes 14,116 36.6 72.7 2.0 19.1 1.8 8.2 1.2
No 57,966 23.6 79.5 1.2 13.2 1.0 7.3 0.6

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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