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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 125d: Education - Adults whose providers always spent enough time with them, by education,a United States, 2000

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 45.5 0.7 48.5 1.5 47.0 1.0 43.4 0.9
Age                
18-44 41.5 0.8 42.5 1.9 43.5 1.7 40.0 1.0
45-64 47.9 1.2 51.3 3.0 49.0 1.7 46.4 1.7
65 and over 51.6 1.4 54.2 2.3 52.2 2.0 48.7 2.1
Gender                
Male 46.4 0.9 48.9 2.2 46.4 1.6 45.5 1.3
Female 44.8 0.7 48.2 1.7 47.4 1.1 41.9 1.0
Race                
White 45.0 0.7 47.7 1.6 46.0 1.1 43.6 1.0
Black 51.0 1.6 54.8 3.2 54.2 2.2 45.6 2.3
Asian or Pacific Islander 39.8 4.2 * * * * 36.2 5.2
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 46.0 0.7 50.4 1.6 47.6 1.0 43.7 0.9
White 45.5 0.7 49.7 1.8 46.6 1.1 43.7 1.0
Black 51.1 1.6 55.1 3.2 54.4 2.2 45.5 2.4
Hispanic 39.8 1.9 40.0 2.9 39.5 3.3 39.9 2.4
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 46.2 1.9 47.8 2.8 47.5 2.9 41.3 3.5
Near poor/low 47.0 1.4 48.6 2.1 48.2 2.1 43.4 2.6
Middle 44.7 1.0 49.2 2.5 45.9 1.4 42.1 1.5
High 45.4 1.0 48.3 3.2 47.3 1.8 44.3 1.2
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 43.9 0.7 44.2 2.3 45.8 1.2 42.9 1.1
Public only 49.4 2.9 48.4 3.6 53.8 4.0 43.2 6.3
Uninsured 40.8 2.2 46.2 4.0 39.3 3.2 36.8 3.7
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 52.1 2.3 54.9 3.6 53.0 3.7 47.7 3.9
Medicare and private 52.1 1.7 58.4 3.3 50.9 2.6 49.3 2.4
Medicare and other public 48.0 3.5 44.8 4.7 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 44.6 0.7 46.5 1.8 46.8 1.2 42.8 1.0
Non-MSA 49.3 1.5 54.4 2.7 47.7 1.9 47.4 2.0

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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