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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 105d: Education - Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by education,a United States, 2000

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 43.1 0.8 45.5 1.3 44.5 1.1 41.3 1.1
Age                
18-44 37.6 1.1 36.0 2.0 38.9 1.6 37.3 1.4
45-64 43.5 1.0 47.0 2.6 45.3 1.9 41.4 1.6
65 and over 55.1 1.3 55.4 2.2 55.4 2.2 54.7 2.2
Gender                
Male 44.2 1.1 47.3 2.3 43.2 1.7 43.5 1.6
Female 42.3 0.8 44.3 1.5 45.3 1.4 39.6 1.2
Race                
White 43.1 0.9 45.6 1.5 44.2 1.2 41.5 1.2
Black 46.0 1.6 47.4 3.2 45.9 2.7 45.3 2.6
Asian or Pacific Islander 30.0 3.9 * * * * 23.7 4.5
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 43.8 0.9 47.5 1.5 45.3 1.2 41.7 1.1
White 44.0 1.0 48.4 1.8 45.2 1.3 42.0 1.3
Black 45.4 1.6 46.6 3.3 45.2 2.7 44.9 2.7
Hispanic 35.5 1.6 37.3 2.7 33.6 2.8 34.7 2.8
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 47.7 1.6 45.0 2.2 53.2 3.1 44.9 3.7
Near poor/low 43.2 1.7 45.6 2.4 43.4 2.5 39.8 2.9
Middle 43.3 1.4 44.3 2.6 44.9 2.2 41.7 1.7
High 41.8 1.2 48.0 2.9 42.1 1.8 41.0 1.5
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 39.9 0.9 41.1 2.3 41.0 1.3 39.2 1.2
Public only 45.6 2.1 41.0 2.6 51.8 3.7 44.9 6.4
Uninsured 35.7 2.4 36.1 4.1 37.5 3.4 33.2 3.9
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 52.5 2.5 53.5 4.1 53.1 4.0 50.8 4.4
Medicare and private 57.3 1.8 60.4 3.3 56.6 3.0 55.9 3.0
Medicare and other public 51.6 3.7 47.9 4.5 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 42.2 0.9 43.3 1.4 43.9 1.4 40.8 1.2
Non-MSA 47.0 1.2 52.2 2.6 46.3 2.0 44.1 2.3

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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