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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 118c: Income - Persons with provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, 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 81.0 0.7 81.6 1.5 81.4 1.4 80.2 1.1 81.3 0.9
Age                    
0-17 79.6 1.1 84.4 2.2 79.6 2.2 78.7 1.7 78.1 1.8
18-44 82.2 0.8 80.6 1.9 84.0 1.9 81.9 1.3 82.3 1.1
45-64 83.3 0.8 80.4 2.4 85.5 2.0 83.2 1.5 83.4 1.1
65 and over 77.2 1.3 75.9 2.8 78.2 2.3 75.2 2.3 78.9 2.0
Gender                    
Male 81.6 0.8 81.6 1.9 82.8 1.8 81.2 1.2 81.3 1.0
Female 80.5 0.7 81.7 1.6 80.3 1.5 79.3 1.3 81.3 0.9
Race                    
White 80.2 0.7 80.7 1.7 80.4 1.5 78.9 1.3 80.9 0.9
Black 86.0 1.2 86.1 2.3 85.9 2.3 86.7 1.8 85.0 2.5
Asian or Pacific Islander 84.5 2.9 77.1 9.8 84.9 7.3 86.4 3.7 84.8 4.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 74.7 6.1 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                    
Non-Hispanic 80.5 0.7 81.2 1.7 79.7 1.5 79.8 1.2 81.1 0.9
White 79.4 0.8 79.0 2.1 78.1 1.7 78.4 1.4 80.6 0.9
Black 86.3 1.1 87.4 2.2 85.5 2.4 87.3 1.8 84.6 2.6
Hispanic 85.7 1.3 83.4 2.9 89.2 1.9 83.7 2.3 85.7 3.1
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 82.2 0.9 78.6 1.8 84.4 1.7 82.8 1.6 82.2 2.4
High school graduate 80.3 1.0 81.1 2.3 80.4 1.9 79.0 1.5 81.2 1.4
At least some college 82.3 0.8 80.4 2.9 83.2 2.0 81.4 1.5 82.7 0.9
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 81.1 0.8 81.1 3.3 81.3 2.1 80.4 1.3 81.6 0.9
Public only 82.6 1.6 83.2 2.0 81.2 3.0 86.0 3.5 *  
Uninsured 85.3 1.6 82.0 3.2 87.7 2.7 86.2 2.9 83.8 4.2
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 80.4 1.9 * * 82.4 3.0 77.8 3.5 83.6 3.5
Medicare and private 75.4 1.7 72.2 5.2 74.6 3.8 73.1 3.3 78.6 2.4
Medicare and other public 78.6 2.8 80.0 4.7 78.5 4.8 * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 81.7 0.7 82.2 1.8 82.0 1.6 81.0 1.3 82.0 0.9
Non-MSA 78.2 1.5 79.9 2.5 79.8 2.7 77.3 2.4 77.2 2.4

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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