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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 126k: Income 9+ - Adults who rated their health care in the past year 9-10 on a scale from 0 to 10, by family income,a United States, 2000

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Medium High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 48.1 0.8 47.4 1.7 51.1 1.5 46.2 1.2 48.5 1.1
Age                    
18-44 40.5 0.9 40.2 2.6 42.0 2.4 39.5 1.4 40.9 1.4
45-64 50.8 1.1 50.5 3.5 51.0 3.3 50.3 1.8 51.1 1.5
65 and over 62.5 1.3 57.9 3.3 65.1 2.1 60.2 2.1 64.3 2.3
Gender                    
Male 47.2 1.0 46.9 2.7 48.1 2.2 43.3 1.5 49.6 1.5
Female 48.8 0.8 47.7 1.9 52.7 1.7 48.4 1.4 47.6 1.3
Race                    
White 48.5 0.8 47.8 1.9 52.0 1.6 46.1 1.3 49.1 1.2
Black 48.6 1.6 48.4 4.1 52.5 2.9 50.4 3.0 42.3 3.2
Asian or Pacific Islander 37.4 3.6 * * * * * * 41.3 6.5
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                    
Non-Hispanic 48.0 0.8 46.5 1.8 50.2 1.6 46.3 1.3 48.7 1.1
White 48.3 0.8 46.5 2.1 50.7 1.7 46.2 1.4 49.3 1.2
Black 48.6 1.7 48.8 4.3 52.5 2.9 49.9 3.0 42.8 3.4
Hispanic 49.5 2.1 53.4 3.5 56.3 3.1 45.6 3.0 44.7 3.7
Educationb (persons age 18 and over)                    
Less than high school graduate 51.8 1.3 46.4 2.4 56.7 2.3 50.1 2.2 53.6 2.8
High school graduate 48.7 1.0 53.1 2.7 48.4 2.6 46.9 1.9 49.4 2.0
At least some college 46.3 1.0 40.6 4.1 47.6 2.8 44.3 1.7 47.5 1.3
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
Any private 44.9 0.8 45.8 3.9 43.1 2.5 43.2 1.4 46.2 1.0
Public only 46.2 2.2 44.8 3.2 51.2 3.6 44.6 4.8 * *
Uninsured 41.8 2.1 38.4 3.8 43.4 3.6 43.6 4.3 39.6 4.8
Age 65 and over                    
Medicare only 61.1 2.5 50.6 6.5 66.0 3.7 55.7 4.9 66.8 5.2
Medicare and private 63.9 1.9 61.1 4.8 66.0 3.7 63.5 3.0 63.8 2.7
Medicare and other public 59.8 3.6 * * 63.5 4.9 * * * *
Residence location                    
MSA 47.1 0.9 46.8 1.9 49.5 1.8 45.3 1.3 47.5 1.2
Non-MSA 52.5 1.2 49.4 3.6 56.0 2.8 49.7 2.2 54.3 2.4

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: 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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