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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 111d: Education - Adults without problems getting referral to a specialist in past year, 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 79.2 0.8 78.0 1.6 79.9 1.5 79.1 1.1
Age                
18-44 74.2 1.3 69.1 3.0 75.4 2.5 75.0 1.7
45-64 79.4 1.1 78.2 2.7 79.8 1.9 79.5 1.5
65 and over 87.5 1.1 86.4 2.1 87.7 2.3 88.1 1.7
Gender                
Male 78.7 1.1 81.3 2.4 76.4 2.3 79.2 1.5
Female 79.5 1.0 75.6 2.2 82.3 1.9 79.1 1.3
Race                
White 80.2 0.8 78.6 1.8 81.3 1.5 80.1 1.1
Black 74.4 2.2 78.5 3.3 66.3 3.7 78.0 3.5
Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 80.0 0.8 80.4 1.9 80.9 1.5 79.4 1.1
White 81.2 0.9 81.8 2.1 82.4 1.5 80.4 1.2
Black 74.3 2.3 78.2 3.5 67.1 3.8 77.5 3.6
Hispanic 69.0 2.2 67.3 2.9 65.3 4.3 73.3 3.9
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 70.9 2.4 67.2 4.0 74.4 4.0 72.0 4.2
Near poor/low 74.5 2.0 75.1 3.7 77.8 3.0 70.0 3.6
Middle 79.7 1.3 82.0 2.5 78.5 2.1 79.9 2.0
High 82.0 1.1 88.5 2.6 83.9 2.3 80.7 1.2
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 79.4 0.9 79.1 2.9 81.4 2.0 78.5 1.2
Public only 62.2 3.4 66.4 4.4 67.7 5.0 * *
Uninsured 66.0 3.1 64.2 5.5 61.2 4.6 * *
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 86.9 2.0 83.4 3.4 83.4 4.2 92.8 2.2
Medicare and private 88.9 1.4 90.4 2.4 90.4 2.7 87.3 2.3
Medicare and other public 81.5 3.8 * * * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 78.4 0.9 77.5 1.9 78.7 1.8 78.6 1.2
Non-MSA 82.6 1.5 80.0 2.6 84.2 2.2 82.6 2.3

aPersons 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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