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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 126a: Race 0-6 - Adults who rated their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, by race, United States, 2000

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 16.4 0.5 15.6 0.5 19.5 1.3 27.8 3.7 * *
Age                    
18-44 18.5 0.7 17.7 0.8 20.3 1.7 29.3 5.1 * *
45-64 16.4 0.6 15.7 0.7 18.0 1.8 * * * *
65 and over 11.1 0.9 10.3 0.8 19.7 2.8 * * * *
Gender                    
Male 16.0 0.6 15.3 0.6 18.6 1.9 * * * *
Female 16.7 0.6 15.8 0.6 20.1 1.4 31.0 4.6 * *
Family incomea                    
Negative or poor 24.2 1.5 22.5 1.7 25.4 3.2 * * * *
Near poor/low 18.7 1.3 18.5 1.5 17.5 2.4 * * * *
Middle 16.9 0.9 16.1 0.9 20.5 2.4 * * * *
High 13.5 0.6 13.1 0.6 14.7 2.6 25.3 6.0 * *
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 20.9 1.1 19.8 1.1 21.9 2.8 * * * *
High school graduate 17.2 0.8 16.7 0.9 21.0 2.1 * * * *
At least some college 14.2 0.6 13.4 0.6 16.5 1.8 27.1 5.2 * *
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 15.7 0.5 15.1 0.6 17.1 1.6 29.0 5.1 * *
Any private 25.7 2.0 25.5 2.2 20.8 3.3 * * * *
Public only 27.4 2.1 27.4 2.5 29.9 3.5 * * * *
Uninsured                    
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 13.4 1.6 12.7 1.7 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 8.7 0.9 8.4 0.8 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 17.0 2.5 14.6 2.8 * * * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 16.5 0.5 15.7 0.6 18.7 1.3 27.7 3.7 * *
Non-MSA 16.0 1.0 15.1 1.0 24.6 3.3 * * * *

aNegative 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.

bLess 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.

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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