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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 117b: Ethnicity - Persons with provider who generally listens and gives needed information about health and health care, by ethnicity, United States, 1999

  Non-Hispanic
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 96.6 0.2 96.8 0.2 96.8 0.3 97.2 0.6 95.1 0.6
Age                    
0-17 97.0 0.4 97.4 0.4 97.4 0.5 97.9 0.9 94.5 0.9
18-44 96.3 0.3 96.5 0.4 96.5 0.4 96.6 0.8 94.9 0.7
45-64 96.5 0.4 96.6 0.4 96.7 0.4 97.0 0.7 95.5 1.1
65 and over 96.5 0.5 96.5 0.6 96.7 0.6 96.9 1.0 98.0 1.0
Gender                    
Male 96.8 0.3 97.1 0.3 97.2 0.3 96.7 0.9 94.9 0.7
Female 96.4 0.3 96.5 0.3 96.5 0.3 97.5 0.5 95.2 0.6
Family incomea                    
Negative or poor 95.7 0.7 95.7 0.8 94.7 1.1 97.5 0.9 95.6 1.0
Near poor/low 95.6 0.6 95.7 0.7 96.1 0.7 95.4 2.0 95.5 1.1
Middle 96.9 0.3 97.2 0.3 97.2 0.4 97.6 0.7 94.5 1.1
High 97.0 0.3 97.1 0.3 97.1 0.4 98.1 0.8 94.6 1.2
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 95.9 0.4 96.1 0.5 96.0 0.6 96.2 1.0 95.2 0.8
High school graduate 95.9 0.4 96.0 0.5 96.1 0.5 96.9 0.9 94.8 1.1
At least some college 97.1 0.3 97.2 0.3 97.3 0.3 97.0 0.9 96.2 0.9
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 96.7 0.3 96.9 0.3 97.0 0.3 96.7 1.0 94.2 0.9
Public only 96.3 0.6 96.4 0.7 94.7 1.1 98.9 0.4 96.0 1.0
Uninsured 95.8 0.9 95.9 1.2 96.4 1.4 96.2 1.5 95.4 1.1
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 96.6 0.7 96.5 0.7 97.0 0.7 95.9 1.9 * *
Medicare and private 96.3 0.8 96.3 0.8 96.2 0.8 97.0 1.8 * *
Medicare and other public 97.4 1.1 97.1 1.3 99.3 0.5 * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 96.7 0.3 96.9 0.3 96.9 0.3 97.6 0.4 94.8 0.6
Non-MSA 96.3 0.5 96.2 0.6 96.6 0.5 94.2 3.4 97.7 0.9

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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