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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 122c: Income - Adults with one or more indicators of poor communication at their last visit, by family income, United States, 2001

  Total < 100% of poverty level 100-199% of poverty level 200-399% of poverty level ≥ 400% of poverty level
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 19.1 0.7 30.7 2.7 25.1 2.0 17.3 1.4 13.2 1.2
Age                    
18-44 21.86 1.08 32.76 3.66 27.14 2.57 19.07 1.93 15.03 1.84
45-64 17.0 1.3 33.3 5.4 21.7 3.6 16.3 2.5 11.9 1.9
65 and over 14.2 1.6 20.6 5.4 22.1 5.2 12.7 3.1 * *
Gender                    
Male 18.69 1.19 34.36 5.32 31.16 3.62 17.56 2.26 11.41 1.63
Female 19.45 0.93 29.12 3.08 21.18 2.17 17.07 1.71 15.16 1.83
Ethnicity                    
Non-Hispanic 32.9 2.3 33.1 4.9 39.6 4.8 28.2 5.2 * *
Hispanic 17.4 0.8 29.1 3.2 23.1 2.1 16.2 1.4 13.2 1.3
Race                    
White 17.4 0.9 27.8 3.4 25.6 2.5 15.5 1.6 12.3 1.4
Black or African American 23.5 1.8 29.5 4.4 23.5 3.6 22.6 3.7 17.4 4.5
Asian 26.76 2.94 51.33 13.46 30.18 8.54 35.65 6.7 12.56 3.54
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native 44.5 9.9 * * * * * * * *
Education                    
Less than high school graduate 30.2 2.3 36.7 4.5 28.8 4.4 25.6 5.3 * *
High school graduate 18.1 1.4 28.8 4.7 22.0 3.0 16.0 2.4 9.7 2.7
At least some college 17.0 0.9 25.3 4.7 26.0 3.1 16.7 1.8 13.5 1.4
Residence location                    
Urban 20.4 1.2 31.2 3.8 28.8 3.1 15.9 2.1 13.8 2.1
Suburban 17.7 1.1 28.9 4.6 27.3 3.4 15.5 2.0 13.1 1.6
Rural 20.5 1.8 32.0 6.0 17.2 3.6 22.7 3.5 12.5 3.5

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Commonwealth Fund Health Care Quality Survey.

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