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Supplementary Table 4. Income and Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance among African American, Latino, and white persons, 1997-2001

Note: This table suggests that uninsured persons are more likely to have lower income and less access to employer-sponsored insurance regardless of race. However, uninsured Whites gain greater access to insurance because they generally have greater financial resources than uninsured individuals of other races.

Without Health Insurance
With Health Insurance
Income above 200% of Federal Poverty Level
  African American 29.8 29.2 33.3   51.4a 53.6a 56.6a #
  Latino 22.6 26.2 28.2   47.8a 54.5* a 55.7a #
  White 43.6 43.5 52.4   77.6 80.1* 83.0#
Has access to employer-sponsored insurance
  African American 39.7a b 39.8a 40.0a   90.7a 90.1a 92.5* b
  Latino 31.3 33.4 33.4   87.9a 87.8a 88.1a
  White 33.3 32.7 31.4   93.9 93.6 93.9
Source: Community Tracking Study Household Surveys, 1997-2001

Bold text indicates that estimates for uninsured persons were statistically, significantly different from estimates for insured persons.
* Change from previous round is statistically significant at p<.05

# Change from 1996-97 to 2000-01 is statistically significant at p<.05

a African Americans or Latinos were different from whites in the same year

b African Americans were different from Latinos in the same year.



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