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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 129d: Education - Adults with not as much time as wanted with doctor, 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 30.1 0.9 31.0 2.3 28.3 1.6 30.9 1.1
                 
Age                
18-44 32.8 1.2 34.5 3.8 32.6 2.4 32.7 1.5
45-64 30.3 1.6 37.1 4.5 26.9 2.8 30.8 2.1
65 and over 20.5 1.9 22.1 3.8 16.9 3.2 21.8 2.9
                 
Gender                
Male 27.9 1.4 33.7 4.0 24.5 2.5 28.3 1.8
Female 31.7 1.1 29.1 2.8 30.9 2.0 33.0 1.5
                 
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 42.2 2.5 39.9 4.2 42.3 4.7 45.3 4.0
Hispanic 28.8 0.9 28.0 2.8 27.0 1.7 30.0 1.2
                 
Race                
White 28.6 1.0 29.6 2.9 25.9 1.9 30.0 1.4
Black or African American 30.0 2.0 27.0 4.5 31.9 3.5 29.9 2.9
Asian 50.9 3.5 * * 64.9 9.0 45.5 3.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 47.1 13.5 * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native 43.6 9.6 * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 37.3 2.8 39.9 4.6 35.7 5.0 35.8 5.1
100-199% of poverty level 31.6 2.1 30.3 4.5 29.5 3.4 34.5 3.2
200-399% of poverty level 31.2 1.7 27.9 5.6 29.1 2.9 33.0 2.3
≥ 400% of poverty level 27.9 1.6 * * 23.3 3.7 28.9 1.8
                 
Residence location                
Urban 32.8 1.4 34.7 3.5 33.0 2.8 32.3 1.9
Suburban 30.1 1.3 30.2 4.1 27.1 2.4 31.6 1.7
Rural 25.8 2.0 27.6 4.5 25.4 3.3 25.5 2.9

*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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