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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 130d: Education - Adults with incident in past 2 years when they did not follow doctor's advice, 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 24.3 0.8 24.8 2.3 20.5 1.5 26.3 1.1
                 
Age                
18-44 26.7 1.2 27.7 3.9 23.3 2.2 28.4 1.5
45-64 27.4 1.6 33.5 4.6 24.6 2.8 27.4 2.1
65 and over 11.7 1.4 13.1 3.1 6.5 1.8 14.6 2.5
                 
Gender                
Male 22.5 1.3 22.4 3.7 17.4 2.3 24.9 1.7
Female 25.8 1.1 26.6 3.0 22.6 1.9 27.4 1.4
                 
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 22.0 2.1 16.5 3.2 28.1 4.6 23.1 3.3
Hispanic 24.6 0.9 27.5 2.9 20.0 1.6 26.5 1.2
                 
Race                
White 24.9 1.0 28.3 3.0 19.9 1.7 26.9 1.3
Black or African American 22.1 1.9 15.5 3.7 24.1 3.5 23.1 2.7
Asian 24.3 3.0 * * 36.7 9.6 22.6 3.2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 29.5 2.8 26.8 4.5 28.4 5.0 33.7 5.0
100-199% of poverty level 26.2 2.0 24.3 4.4 22.8 3.2 30.5 3.3
200-399% of poverty level 22.3 1.6 25.6 5.4 20.8 2.7 22.8 2.1
≥ 400% of poverty level 25.3 1.6 * * 11.5 2.7 28.4 1.8
                 
Residence location                
Urban 26.4 1.4 19.1 3.1 26.6 2.8 28.2 1.8
Suburban 22.5 1.2 25.3 4.1 17.2 2.0 24.8 1.6
Rural 25.6 2.0 30.6 4.7 20.0 3.0 27.3 3.1

*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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