Table XIVPrivate health care coverage among persons under 65 years of age, by race and Hispanic origin under the 1997 and 1977 Standards for federal data on race and ethnicity: United States, average annual 1993–1995

1997 Standards Sample size Percent Standard error 1977 Standards Sample size Percent Standard error
White only168,25676.10.28White170,47275.90.28
Black or African American only30,04853.50.63Black30,69053.60.63
American Indian or Alaska Native only2,00344.21.97American Indian or Alaska Native2,31643.51.85
Asian only6,89668.01.39Asian and Pacific Islander7,14668.21.34
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only17375.07.43
2 or more races total4,20360.91.17
 Black or African American; White68659.53.21
 American Indian or Alaska Native; White2,02260.01.71
 Asian; White59071.93.39
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; White5659.210.65
Race, any mention
White, any mention171,81775.80.28
Black or African American, any mention31,14753.60.62
American Indian or Alaska Native, any mention4,36552.41.40
Asian, any mention7,63968.41.27
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, any mention28368.76.23
Hispanic origin and race
Not Hispanic or Latino:Non-Hispanic:
 White only146,10978.90.27 White149,05778.60.27
 Black or African American only29,25053.90.64 Black29,87754.00.63
 American Indian or Alaska Native only1,62045.22.15 American Indian or Alaska Native1,85944.62.05
 Asian only6,62368.21.43 Asian and Pacific Islander6,99968.41.40
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only14576.47.79
 2 or more races total3,36562.61.18
Hispanic or Latino31,04048.80.74 Hispanic31,04048.80.74

NOTES: The 1997 Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity specified five race groups (white, black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) and allow respondents to report one or more race groups. Estimates for single-race and multiple-race groups not shown above do not meet standards for statistical reliability or confidentiality (relative standard error greater than 30%). Race groups under the 1997 Standards were based on the question, What is the group or groups which represents _____ race? For persons who selected multiple groups, race groups under the 1977 Standards were based on the additional question, Which of those groups would you say best represents ____ race? Race-specific estimates in this table were calculated after excluding respondents of other and unknown race. Other published race-specific estimates are based on files in which such responses have been edited. Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using three age groups: Under 18 years, 18–44 years, and 45–64 years of age. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey.

From: Appendix II - Definitions and Methods

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