Table 80Reduced access to medical care during the past 12 months due to cost, by state: 25 largest states and United States, 1997–1998, 2000–2001, and 2004–2005
[Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population]
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Did not get medical care due to cost 1 Delayed medical care due to cost 2 Did not get prescription drugs due to cost 3
State 1997–1998 2000–2001 2004–2005 1997–1998 2000–2001 2004–2005 1997–1998 2000–2001 2004–2005
Percent
Total, United States4.44.65.46.96.57.64.55.37.1
Alabama4.45.36.96.36.57.76.88.313.7
Arizona5.04.16.07.16.78.14.14.67.5
California4.24.24.25.85.65.93.94.75.2
Colorado3.74.56.35.87.59.03.15.55.2
Florida5.86.06.88.78.79.64.85.88.0
Georgia4.64.85.47.46.96.04.24.05.3
Illinois3.03.43.55.35.76.13.04.25.8
Indiana5.25.66.77.88.09.95.16.88.5
Kentucky6.56.88.510.18.410.66.38.211.6
Maryland5.55.43.86.86.35.65.85.26.3
Massachusetts2.42.83.84.33.76.01.74.25.0
Michigan3.84.34.76.36.07.63.85.16.4
Minnesota3.43.14.97.26.18.33.63.96.3
Missouri4.04.55.16.55.57.44.35.26.8
New Jersey3.33.94.26.35.16.03.83.54.6
New York3.63.53.85.45.15.02.83.85.3
North Carolina4.14.35.16.67.07.44.05.86.4
Ohio4.63.84.68.26.78.25.05.17.8
Pennsylvania3.43.44.35.15.06.14.33.56.4
South Carolina5.04.34.76.64.96.15.24.45.3
Tennessee4.65.27.09.17.68.88.08.510.1
Texas4.85.47.56.96.59.74.76.611.1
Virginia3.64.44.55.26.25.94.1*5.26.1
Washington4.85.46.27.68.210.54.86.87.2
Wisconsin2.83.13.05.95.15.6*3.04.04.0

* Estimates are considered unreliable. Data preceded by an asterisk have a relative standard error (RSE) of 20%–30%.

1

Based on persons responding yes to the question, "During the past 12 months was there any time when person needed medical care but did not get it because person couldn't afford it?"

2

Based on persons responding yes to the question, "During the past 12 months has medical care been delayed because of worry about the cost?"

3

Based on persons responding yes to the question, "During the past 12 months was there any time when you needed prescription medicine but didn't get it because you couldn't afford it?"

NOTES: Data are for states with the largest populations in 2004–2005. Standard errors are available in the spreadsheet version of this table. Available from: www​.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm. See related Table 79.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, family core, sample child, and sample adult questionnaires.

From: Trend Tables

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Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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