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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 128d: Education - Adults not involved as much as wanted in decisionmaking, by education, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 23.6 0.8 28.2 2.3 21.7 1.5 23.5 1.1
                 
Age                
18-44 26.9 1.2 34.9 3.9 25.3 2.1 26.2 1.5
45-64 22.5 1.4 27.0 4.1 21.3 2.6 22.0 1.9
65 and over 15.8 1.7 21.2 3.7 12.6 2.9 15.0 2.4
                 
Gender                
Male 24.2 1.3 30.3 3.9 22.7 2.5 23.6 1.7
Female 23.1 1.0 26.7 2.7 21.1 1.7 23.4 1.3
                 
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 34.4 2.4 32.2 4.1 30.6 4.3 40.1 4.0
Hispanic 22.4 0.9 26.2 2.8 21.0 1.5 22.5 1.1
                 
Race                
White 21.6 0.9 25.8 2.9 20.0 1.7 21.6 1.2
Black or African American 26.5 2.0 29.3 4.6 26.1 3.4 25.7 2.8
Asian 41.3 3.4 * * 47.6 9.6 36.7 3.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native 38.4 9.4 * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 30.5 2.7 35.8 4.5 24.7 4.2 30.1 5.1
100-199% of poverty level 25.6 2.0 25.8 4.3 25.1 3.2 26.0 3.0
200-399% of poverty level 24.3 1.6 23.2 5.2 22.9 2.7 25.6 2.1
≥ 400% of poverty level 19.8 1.4 * * 14.4 3.1 21.0 1.6
                 
Residence location                
Urban 24.9 1.3 29.6 3.4 23.1 2.5 24.5 1.7
Suburban 23.2 1.2 26.5 4.0 19.8 2.1 24.3 1.6
Rural 22.7 1.9 28.3 4.5 23.9 3.2 18.8 2.5

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

Key: SE: Standard error

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Commonwealth Fund Health Care Quality Survey.

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