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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 104d: Education - Families not very satisfied that they can get health care if they need it, 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 25.5 0.7 33.2 1.5 26.3 1.0 21.5 0.9
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 29.3 0.9 41.3 2.4 30.3 1.5 25.0 1.2
45-64 24.2 0.9 35.0 2.3 25.6 1.7 19.5 1.1
65 and over 18.1 1.1 22.7 2.0 18.4 2.1 12.6 1.7
Gender                
Male 24.2 0.7 33.5 1.8 25.6 1.4 19.6 1.0
Female 27.0 1.0 32.9 1.9 27.1 1.5 24.1 1.3
Race                
White 25.3 0.7 34.3 1.7 26.3 1.1 21.0 0.9
Black 25.1 1.5 27.7 3.1 23.6 2.3 24.7 2.5
Asian or Pacific Islander 31.6 3.3 * * * * 25.6 3.3
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 24.1 0.7 30.6 1.8 25.1 1.0 21.1 0.9
White 23.9 0.7 31.6 2.0 25.2 1.2 20.4 0.9
Black 24.8 1.5 27.2 3.3 23.1 2.3 25.1 2.5
Hispanic 38.6 1.8 43.5 2.5 39.6 2.7 29.3 2.7
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 34.7 1.9 38.8 2.6 31.9 3.2 29.7 3.7
Near poor/low 35.6 1.5 36.5 2.5 36.8 2.4 32.8 2.8
Middle 24.7 1.0 29.1 2.3 23.8 1.5 23.6 1.5
High 18.2 0.9 22.0 2.9 19.7 1.6 17.2 1.0
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 21.9 0.7 27.1 2.2 23.8 1.2 19.9 0.9
Public only 37.3 2.3 39.7 3.1 33.1 4.0 38.3 6.1
Uninsured 53.2 2.0 58.4 3.3 50.8 3.3 50.0 3.7
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 21.0 2.0 23.5 3.5 23.5 3.8 14.5 3.2
Medicare and private 16.1 1.5 22.1 2.9 14.9 2.4 12.3 2.1
Medicare and other public 21.9 3.4 22.8 4.3 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 25.6 0.7 34.5 1.7 26.6 1.2 21.6 1.0
Non-MSA 24.9 1.5 29.4 2.7 25.2 2.2 21.0 1.9

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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