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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 112c: Income - Persons not very satisfied with professional staff at provider's office, by family income,a United States, 1999

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 25.8 0.7 29.9 1.7 26.3 1.4 25.5 1.0 24.5 0.9
Age                    
0-17 24.8 1.0 29.0 2.7 27.5 2.4 23.4 1.7 22.2 1.7
18-44 29.6 0.9 34.4 2.5 31.3 1.8 28.0 1.2 29.2 1.3
45-64 23.6 1.0 27.3 2.8 23.5 2.7 25.3 1.7 22.3 1.4
65 and over 21.7 1.3 24.4 3.2 18.9 2.0 24.1 2.4 20.3 1.8
Gender                    
Male 25.9 0.7 31.4 2.3 26.1 2.1 25.2 1.2 25.1 1.1
Female 25.6 0.7 28.8 1.8 26.5 1.5 25.9 1.1 24.0 1.0
Race                    
White 25.5 0.7 31.3 2.2 25.7 1.6 25.6 1.2 24.2 1.0
Black 23.7 1.6 24.8 2.9 26.1 3.0 21.0 2.7 23.5 2.9
Asian or Pacific Islander 36.3 3.7 40.2 10.4 33.4 7.3 38.9 6.2 34.0 6.3
American Indian or Alaska Native 36.2 7.8 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                    
Non-Hispanic 25.3 0.7 29.9 2.0 25.8 1.6 24.7 1.1 24.4 1.0
White 25.0 0.8 31.5 2.6 24.6 1.8 24.9 1.2 24.1 1.0
Black 23.5 1.7 24.7 3.0 26.4 3.1 19.8 2.8 23.9 3.1
Hispanic 30.0 1.5 29.8 3.2 28.9 2.7 33.3 2.5 26.8 3.1
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 25.5 1.1 28.2 2.2 27.2 1.9 24.7 1.9 21.7 2.4
High school graduate 26.5 1.1 28.7 2.9 25.2 2.0 27.2 1.5 25.9 1.7
At least some college 26.1 0.9 36.1 3.9 24.3 2.4 26.7 1.5 25.3 1.1
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 25.7 0.8 29.9 2.8 25.7 2.1 25.9 1.1 25.2 1.0
Public only 30.5 2.0 30.5 2.8 33.8 3.6 26.3 4.0 *  
Uninsured 27.8 1.9 32.3 3.8 30.1 3.3 24.9 3.4 24.1 4.8
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 22.1 2.2 * * 18.3 3.0 25.3 4.1 19.5 4.0
Medicare and private 21.8 1.5 21.8 5.6 20.6 3.2 23.7 2.8 20.7 2.2
Medicare and other public 20.2 3.0 24.4 5.8 15.5 3.8 * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 26.0 0.7 31.0 2.1 27.2 1.6 25.6 1.2 24.6 1.0
Non-MSA 24.7 1.4 25.9 2.6 23.9 2.8 25.3 2.1 24.2 2.3

aNegative 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.

bLess 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.

*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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