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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 3.4

Adults who can sometimes or never get care for illness or injury as soon as wanted by race, ethnicity, and income, 2000-2001.

Bar chart. White, in 2000, 16.25 percent, in 2001, 14 percent; black, in 2000, 17.78 percent, in 2001, 18.5 percent; asian pacific islanders, in 2000 there were too few in this category to provide a reliable estimate, in 2001, 26.2 percent; nonhispanic white, in 2000, 15.51 percent, in 2001, 13 percent; hispanic, in 2000, 22.43 percent, in 2001, 23.6 percent; poor, in 2000, 22.17 percent, in 2001, 19.2 percent; near poor, in 2000, 19.85 percent, in 2001, 19.1 percent; middle income, in 2000, 14.56 percent, in 2001, 14 percent; high income, in 2000, 15.33 percent, in 2001, 12.7 percent.

Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2000-2001.

Reference population: Civilian, noninstitutionalized people age 18 and over.

Note: For findings related to all patient perceptions of need measures, see Tables 3.1a and 3.1b.

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