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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 131d: Education - Adults who report that they or family member got sick due to doctor or hospital mistake, 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 9.9 0.5 10.0 1.4 8.7 1.0 10.7 0.7
                 
Age                
18-44 11.0 0.8 13.6 2.6 10.1 1.4 11.0 1.0
45-64 10.7 1.0 11.3 2.7 9.9 1.8 11.2 1.4
65 and over 4.6 0.9 * * * * 6.2 1.7
                 
Gender                
Male 9.2 0.8 8.1 1.9 8.2 1.5 10.1 1.1
Female 10.5 0.7 11.6 2.0 9.1 1.3 11.2 1.0
                 
Ethnicity                
Non-Hispanic 6.9 1.1 * * 8.7 2.5 7.8 1.7
Hispanic 10.2 0.6 12.2 1.9 8.7 1.0 10.8 0.8
                 
Race                
White 9.7 0.7 10.2 1.8 8.6 1.1 10.3 0.9
Black or African American 9.9 1.2 9.1 2.7 10.6 2.3 9.8 1.6
Asian 7.8 1.8 * * * * 7.9 2.0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
< 100% of poverty level 10.6 1.6 11.4 2.8 9.2 2.7 11.2 3.1
100-199% of poverty level 10.9 1.4 12.0 3.0 10.9 2.3 10.3 2.0
200-399% of poverty level 9.6 1.0 * * 9.0 1.7 10.3 1.4
≥ 400% of poverty level 10.3 1.1 * * * * 10.9 1.2
                 
Residence location                
Urban 11.4 0.9 8.6 1.9 10.4 1.8 12.8 1.3
Suburban 8.9 0.8 10.3 2.6 7.3 1.3 9.6 1.0

*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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