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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 123d: Education - Persons not satisfied with quality of care received from provider, 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 21.4 0.6 21.4 0.9 22.2 0.9 20.9 0.8
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 24.5 0.8 24.9 1.4 23.7 1.3 24.8 1.1
45-64 19.4 1.0 19.9 1.7 21.3 1.5 17.9 1.2
65 and over 17.1 1.1 17.7 1.8 20.0 1.6 13.2 1.7
Gender                
Male 21.4 0.7 21.7 1.3 22.0 1.2 20.8 1.0
Female 21.5 0.7 21.2 1.2 22.3 1.1 21.0 0.9
Race                
White 21.1 0.7 21.3 1.1 22.0 1.0 20.4 0.8
Black 19.9 1.5 21.1 2.2 21.2 2.2 17.7 2.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 34.2 3.7 24.0 6.5 * * 38.7 5.0
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 21.1 0.6 20.5 1.1 21.9 0.9 20.8 0.8
White 20.7 0.7 20.3 1.3 21.7 1.1 20.2 0.9
Black 19.7 1.5 21.1 2.3 20.4 2.1 17.9 2.4
Hispanic 25.3 1.6 25.7 2.1 26.4 2.4 23.5 2.4
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 22.8 1.5 22.7 2.1 20.1 2.3 26.5 3.5
Near poor/low 20.7 1.3 20.7 1.7 22.1 2.0 18.3 2.1
Middle 21.9 0.9 20.7 1.8 23.2 1.5 21.3 1.5
High 21.1 0.9 22.2 2.2 21.7 1.5 20.7 0.9
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 22.2 0.8 21.3 1.4 23.0 1.2 22.0 0.9
Public only 25.6 1.8 25.9 2.3 25.0 3.3 26.3 5.1
Uninsured 21.8 1.6 24.9 2.6 18.5 2.1 22.1 2.9
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 17.6 1.8 15.3 2.5 23.1 3.2 13.9 3.0
Medicare and private 16.6 1.4 19.6 2.8 19.3 2.1 11.5 1.9
Medicare and other public 18.6 2.9 17.4 3.3 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 22.0 0.7 22.4 1.1 22.6 1.1 21.5 0.9
Non-MSA 19.1 1.3 18.3 1.8 21.0 1.7 17.6 1.7

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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