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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 110d: Education - Persons with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, 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 25.1 0.7 25.6 1.1 24.5 1.0 25.2 0.9
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 26.8 1.0 28.2 1.7 26.6 1.5 26.3 1.2
45-64 24.4 1.0 26.2 2.2 23.8 1.6 24.2 1.3
65 and over 21.9 1.2 21.2 1.7 20.8 1.6 23.6 2.2
Gender                
Male 25.5 0.9 26.6 1.5 25.3 1.5 25.2 1.1
Female 24.7 0.7 24.8 1.4 24.0 1.1 25.2 1.0
Race                
White 25.3 0.8 25.6 1.3 24.7 1.1 25.6 1.0
Black 21.8 1.5 22.8 2.6 22.0 2.3 20.9 2.4
Asian or Pacific Islander 29.6 3.9 39.8 7.5 * * 25.4 3.7
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 24.7 0.7 24.3 1.3 24.1 1.0 25.3 0.9
White 24.9 0.8 24.4 1.4 24.1 1.1 25.6 1.0
Black 22.0 1.5 22.5 2.7 22.4 2.3 21.3 2.4
Hispanic 28.9 1.8 31.6 2.4 30.1 2.7 23.9 2.3
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 26.9 1.7 27.0 2.1 27.3 3.0 26.2 3.7
Near poor/low 25.0 1.5 26.0 2.2 22.6 1.9 27.1 3.0
Middle 24.3 1.1 25.0 1.7 24.2 1.4 24.1 1.6
High 25.2 1.1 24.4 2.4 25.2 1.8 25.4 1.2
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 25.3 0.9 25.3 1.8 25.2 1.3 25.4 1.0
Public only 29.9 2.2 28.6 2.7 31.4 3.7 31.1 5.3
Uninsured 26.8 2.2 33.0 3.4 23.0 3.1 23.8 3.5
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 20.1 1.9 17.7 2.8 20.3 3.0 22.9 3.8
Medicare and private 22.6 1.6 23.8 2.6 21.5 2.3 22.7 2.7
Medicare and other public 21.8 3.2 20.7 3.4 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 25.3 0.8 25.9 1.3 24.7 1.2 25.5 1.0

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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