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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 102d: Education - Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 1999

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 77.1 1.7 79.4 3.4 79.8 2.7 73.5 2.6
                 
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 80.9 2.1 85.2 4.0 83.2 3.6 76.9 3.2
45-64 76.5 2.9 * * 82.2 4.5 69.9 4.6
65 and over * * * * * * * *
                 
Gender                
Male 75.4 2.4 80.4 4.5 79.9 3.9 68.3 4.0
Female 78.5 2.2 78.5 4.3 79.7 3.7 77.8 3.2
                 
Race                
White 77.4 1.8 79.8 3.6 80.4 2.9 73.6 2.8
Black 71.5 5.9 * * * * * *
Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 76.1 1.9 77.4 4.1 79.5 2.9 72.8 2.7
White 76.3 2.0 77.4 4.5 80.3 3.2 72.9 2.9
Black 72.2 6.1 * * * * * *
Hispanic 84.9 2.8 85.8 3.7 * * * *
                 
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 85.2 3.3 82.9 5.0 * * * *
Near poor/low 87.3 2.4 80.5 4.6 91.5 2.8 * *
Middle 74.7 3.0 * * 70.1 5.0 76.3 4.6
High 61.8 4.2 * * * * 59.4 5.3
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 72.2 2.5 * * 77.1 4.0 68.0 3.1
Public only 83.8 3.9 * * * * * *
Uninsured 94.4 1.8 92.3 3.6 * * * *
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
                 
Residence location                
MSA 76.8 2.0 77.5 4.1 81.3 3.1 73.5 2.9
Non-MSA 78.1 3.1 83.7 5.4 * * * *
                 

aPersons age 18 and over. Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

bNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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