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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 122d: Education - Adults with one or more indicators of poor communication at their last visit, by education, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 19.1 0.7 30.2 2.3 18.1 1.4 17.0 0.9
Age                
18-44 21.9 1.1 36.8 4.0 24.0 2.2 18.1 1.3
45-64 17.0 1.3 29.6 4.2 13.4 2.0 16.4 1.7
65 and over 14.2 1.6 22.6 3.8 8.8 2.5 13.3 2.4
Gender                
Male 18.7 1.2 31.0 4.0 18.7 2.3 16.0 1.4
Female 19.5 0.9 29.6 2.8 17.6 1.7 17.8 1.2
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 32.9 2.3 40.8 4.3 28.1 4.2 28.7 3.6
Hispanic 17.4 0.8 26.3 2.8 16.8 1.4 16.1 1.0
Race                
White 17.4 0.9 27.0 2.9 16.1 1.6 16.0 1.1
Black or African American 23.5 1.8 29.9 4.4 24.3 3.2 20.1 2.6
Asian 26.8 2.9 * * 32.3 8.5 21.6 2.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native 44.5 9.9 * * * * * *
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 30.7 2.7 36.7 4.5 28.8 4.7 25.3 4.7
100-199% of poverty level 25.1 2.0 28.8 4.4 22.0 3.0 26.0 3.1
200-399% of poverty level 17.3 1.4 25.6 5.3 16.0 2.4 16.7 1.8
≥ 400% of poverty level 13.2 1.2 * * 9.7 2.7 13.5 1.4
Residence location                
Urban 20.4 1.2 33.0 3.5 20.3 2.3 17.0 1.4
Suburban 17.7 1.1 28.5 4.1 14.5 1.8 17.7 1.4
Rural 20.5 1.8 28.7 4.4 22.2 3.2 14.6 2.3

*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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