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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 126d: Education 0-6 - Adults who rate their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, 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 16.4 0.5 20.9 1.1 17.2 0.8 14.2 0.6
Age                
18-44 18.5 0.7 24.0 1.7 20.1 1.1 15.9 0.9
45-64 16.4 0.6 24.2 2.0 16.6 1.4 14.4 0.9
65 and over 10.9 0.8 14.7 1.4 11.2 1.3 7.0 1.2
Gender                
Male 15.9 0.6 20.3 1.7 19.1 1.2 12.5 0.8
Female 16.7 0.6 21.3 1.2 16.0 0.9 15.5 0.8
Race                
White 15.6 0.5 19.8 1.1 16.7 0.9 13.4 0.6
Black 19.5 1.3 21.9 2.8 21.0 2.1 16.5 1.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 27.1 3.7 * * * * 27.1 5.2
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 16.1 0.5 20.8 1.2 16.9 0.9 14.1 0.6
White 15.3 0.5 19.7 1.3 16.4 0.9 13.3 0.6
Black 19.3 1.3 22.0 3.0 20.5 2.2 16.5 1.8
Hispanic 19.4 1.6 21.3 2.1 21.9 3.1 15.3 2.0
Family incomeb                
Negative or poor 24.2 1.5 28.3 2.5 18.9 2.2 24.3 3.3
Near poor/low 18.6 1.3 20.5 2.0 18.0 1.8 17.1 1.8
Middle 16.8 0.9 18.8 1.8 16.9 1.5 16.0 1.2
High 13.5 0.7 15.8 2.3 16.7 1.2 12.0 0.7
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
Any private 15.7 0.5 19.3 1.8 17.4 1.0 14.2 0.6
Public only 25.8 2.0 29.7 3.3 19.1 3.0 29.9 4.3
Uninsured 27.4 2.1 29.9 3.2 26.8 2.9 25.3 4.3
Age 65 and over                
Medicare only 13.0 1.6 14.2 2.9 12.8 2.6 11.9 2.8
Medicare and private 8.6 0.9 12.1 2.2 10.0 1.5 5.3 1.2
Medicare and other public 17.2 2.6 20.9 3.3 * * * *
Residence location                
MSA 16.5 0.5 21.6 1.4 17.3 0.9 14.4 0.7
Non-MSA 15.9 1.0 18.9 1.6 16.8 1.7 12.9 1.4

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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