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Supplementary Table 7
Access Problems among the U.S. Population


  Percent with Access Problem1
1996-97 1998-99 2000-01
U.S. Total 15.0 14.1* 15.2*
Family Income Below Poverty 19.7 18.4 18.5
100-199% of poverty 17.9 17.1 18.5*
200-399% of poverty 14.1 13.0* 15.2*#
400% of poverty and above 11.4 11.3 12.3*#
Age Less than 18 6.3 5.5 5.1#
18-24 21.6 20.1 21.4
25-34 24.3 22.0* 23.2
35-44 22.2 20.7* 23.7*
45-54 18.3 18.4 20.4*#
55-64 13.7 14.1 15.2#
65 and over 5.9 6.1 7.7*#
Race/Ethnicity White 14.9 14.0* 14.9*
Black 16.3 14.6* 15.7
Hispanic 14.2 13.4 15.2
Other 15.5 15.0 17.9*
Health Status Excellent or very good 11.7 10.5* 11.2*
Good 19.1 18.4 19.7*
Fair or Poor 24.7 24.5 26.7*#
Insurance Type Medicare 8.0 8.2 10.0*#
Employer-sponsored 13.0 12.2* 13.2*
Other private 14.2 13.7 15.3
Medicaid and other state2 15.1 13.9 14.1
Other coverage3 17.1 14.9 16.6
Uninsured 30.6 28.2* 30.6*
Metro size Large metro area4 14.9 13.9* 14.9*
Small metro5 14.4 16.4* 15.4*
Non-metro areas 15.5 13.7* 15.9*
Region Northeast 13.9 11.7* 13.2*
Midwest 14.8 12.9* 13.8#
South 15.2 15.0 15.8
West 15.7 15.4 17.1*#

SOURCE QUESTIONS: "During the past 12 months, was there any time when you didn’t get the medical care you needed?" and "Was there any time during the past 12 months when you put off or postponed getting medical care you thought you needed?"
DATE SOURCE: Community Tracking Study Household Survey.
1 Person experienced either an unmet need or delayed care.
2 Includes State Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage.
3 Includes military coverage (such as CHAMPUS/Tricare), Indian Health Service coverage, and coverage not included in any other category.
4 Metro area with population greater than 200,000 people.
5 Metro area with population equal to or less than 200,000 people.
* Change from previous round is statistically significant at p<.05.
# Change from 1996-97 to 2000-01 is statistically significant at p<.05.

 

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