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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 130b: Ethnicity - Adults with incident in past 2 years when they did not follow doctor's advice, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  All Hispanic White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 24.3 0.8 22.0 2.1 25.0 1.1 22.1 2.0
                 
Age                
18-44 26.7 1.2 22.0 2.5 28.6 1.6 23.0 2.6
45-64 27.4 1.6 25.8 4.8 27.3 1.9 27.1 3.9
65 and over 11.7 1.4 * * 12.6 1.7 * *
                 
Gender                
Male 22.5 1.3 17.8 3.3 22.8 1.7 20.7 3.3
Female 25.8 1.1 24.6 2.7 26.6 1.4 23.1 2.4
                 
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 29.5 2.8 25.2 4.9 30.4 4.1 23.3 5.2
100-199% of poverty level 26.2 2.0 20.9 4.0 29.2 2.8 19.8 3.6
200-399% of poverty level 22.3 1.6 15.7 4.0 23.3 2.0 22.7 3.9
≥ 400% of poverty level 25.3 1.6 20.3 5.2 25.0 1.8 29.7 5.5
                 
Education                
Less than high school graduate 24.8 2.3 16.5 3.2 30.4 3.7 14.3 3.7
High school graduate 20.5 1.5 28.1 4.6 19.1 1.8 25.0 3.6
At least some college 26.3 1.1 23.1 3.3 27.2 1.4 22.9 2.8
                 
Residence location                
Urban 26.4 1.4 23.5 2.9 29.4 2.1 20.4 2.4
Suburban 22.5 1.2 21.2 3.3 22.1 1.4 23.6 3.7
Rural 25.6 2.0 * * 26.5 2.3 23.9 5.3

*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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