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MEPS Topics: Minority Health
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Minority Health
Description: The race and ethnicity of individuals in the MEPS-HC are reported in order to support analyses for minority groups. The specifications for determining both the race and ethnicity were changed in the MEPS-HC survey in 2002. In addition to the publications listed below, most of the statistical briefs and other analytic reports using MEPS-HC data include race/ethnicity breakouts and analysis.

Healthcare information for minority groups is also available in the annual National Healthcare Disparities Report.

Data tables: Most HC Summary Data Tables provide data by race/ethnicity, as well as several other demographic variables.
Analytic tools: You can use the MEPSnet/HC query tool to generate your own estimates. Refer to the race and Hispanic ethnicity variables from within the Demographic Variable Group of the Variable Selection Query Tab.
Audioicon AHRQ Podcasts: Healthcare 411 Series: English Skills Affect Hispanic Access to Health Care 00:45 (MM:SS)
Healthcare 411 Series: Uninsured Hispanics 00:31 (MM:SS)
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Characteristics of Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Adults Uninsured for 6 to 12 Months during a Year, 2002-2005 
Statistical Brief #225 
Differences in Access to Care for Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Children, 2002-2005 
Statistical Brief #224 
Health Insurance Status of Hispanic Subpopulations in 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65 
Statistical Brief #143 
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002 
Chartbook #14 
Demographic and Clinical Variations in Health Status 
Methodology Report #15 
Health Status and Limitations: A Comparison of Hispanics, Blacks, and Whites, 1996 
Research Findings #10 
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health, 1996 
Chartbook #2 
Health Insurance Profile: Race/Ethnicity and Sex--1996 
Highlights #6 
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009