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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 124d: Education - People confident in provider's help when they have a medical problem, 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 95.8 0.3 95.3 0.5 95.7 0.4 96.1 0.4
Age                
0-17 * * * * * * * *
18-44 95.5 0.4 95.3 0.8 95.9 0.5 95.4 0.5
45-64 95.8 0.4 94.9 0.9 94.6 0.8 96.9 0.5
65 and over 96.4 0.5 95.6 0.9 96.9 0.7 96.4 0.9
Gender                
Male 96.0 0.3 95.3 0.7 96.3 0.5 96.1 0.4
Female 95.6 0.3 95.3 0.6 95.2 0.5 96.0 0.5
Race                
White 95.8 0.3 95.2 0.6 95.8 0.4 96.1 0.4
Black 95.8 0.7 95.9 1.2 95.5 1.0 96.1 1.0
Asian or Pacific Islander 95.3 1.8 96.8 2.0 * * 95.7 1.8
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 95.9 0.3 95.3 0.6 95.8 0.4 96.1 0.4
White 95.9 0.3 95.2 0.7 95.9 0.4 96.1 0.4
Black 95.9 0.7 95.9 1.2 95.7 1.0 96.2 1.0
Hispanic 94.9 0.7 95.3 0.8 94.4 1.2 95.0 1.4
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 94.3 0.8 93.6 1.3 94.5 1.5 95.1 1.4
Near poor/low 96.0 0.5 96.1 0.9 95.8 0.9 96.2 0.9
Middle 95.5 0.4 95.7 0.8 95.7 0.6 95.3 0.7
High 96.2 0.4 95.5 1.2 95.9 0.7 96.4 0.4
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 95.8 0.3 96.0 0.7 95.2 0.6 96.1 0.4
Public only 93.8 1.0 92.4 1.6 96.1 1.3 93.6 2.1
Uninsured 95.6 0.8 96.0 0.9 96.2 1.1 94.4 1.5
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 95.8 0.8 96.9 1.2 94.4 1.6 96.0 1.7
Medicare and private 96.6 0.7 94.8 1.7 97.9 0.8 96.6 1.0
Medicare and other public 96.2 1.4 95.5 1.9 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 95.8 0.3 95.1 0.6 96.0 0.5 95.9 0.4
Non-MSA 95.8 0.6 96.0 0.9 94.6 1.0 96.9 0.8

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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