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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 112d: Education - Persons not very satisfied with professional staff at provider's office, 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 26.1 0.7 25.5 1.1 26.5 1.1 26.1 0.9
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 29.5 0.9 30.5 1.6 28.7 1.5 29.7 1.1
45-64 23.6 1.0 23.2 1.9 25.1 1.6 22.6 1.3
65 and over 21.7 1.3 20.3 1.7 23.7 1.9 21.0 2.2
Gender                
Male 26.0 0.8 26.1 1.5 27.3 1.3 25.1 1.0
Female 26.2 0.8 25.0 1.2 25.9 1.2 26.9 1.1
Race                
White 26.0 0.7 25.2 1.2 26.8 1.1 25.8 0.9
Black 23.3 1.5 24.1 2.6 22.7 2.4 23.4 2.4
Asian or Pacific Islander 35.3 3.7 31.5 6.3 * * 37.6 4.7
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 25.7 0.7 24.5 1.2 26.1 1.1 25.9 1.0
White 25.6 0.8 24.2 1.4 26.4 1.1 25.6 1.0
Black 23.2 1.5 24.1 2.6 22.1 2.3 23.5 2.4
Hispanic 30.5 1.7 30.6 2.1 32.0 2.8 28.9 2.4
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 30.1 1.7 28.2 2.2 28.7 2.9 36.1 3.9
Near poor/low 25.7 1.2 27.2 1.9 25.2 2.0 24.3 2.4
Middle 26.5 1.0 24.7 1.9 27.2 1.5 26.7 1.5
High 25.2 1.0 21.7 2.4 25.9 1.7 25.3 1.1
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 26.6 0.8 25.7 1.6 27.3 1.3 26.4 1.0
Public only 31.4 2.1 29.8 2.5 32.1 3.6 36.3 5.7
Uninsured 28.4 1.9 32.1 3.0 22.5 2.4 31.1 3.5
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 22.2 2.2 21.5 3.0 27.4 3.9 16.9 3.7
Medicare and private 21.9 1.5 20.6 2.5 22.7 2.3 22.1 2.5
Medicare and other public 19.8 3.1 17.9 3.6 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 26.5 0.8 26.5 1.2 26.8 1.2 26.3 1.0
Non-MSA 24.5 1.4 22.4 2.1 25.3 1.7 25.1 2.1

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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