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Table 141b: Ethnicity - People with prescription medications, by ethnicity, United States, 1999

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 62.4 0.4 64.3 0.5 67.4 0.5 51.3 1.3 48.1 0.9
                     
Age                    
    0-17 50.3 0.9 51.9 1.1 55.7 1.2 38.7 2.1 42.0 1.4
    18-44 56.4 0.6 58.4 0.7 61.3 0.8 46.8 1.8 43.6 1.2
    45-64 73.1 0.8 74.0 0.8 75.5 0.8 68.0 2.3 62.9 2.1
    65 and over 88.0 0.8 88.1 0.8 88.7 0.8 85.4 2.6 85.9 2.1
                     
Gender                    
    Male 55.4 0.6 57.5 0.6 60.2 0.7 44.7 1.5 40.3 1.2
    Female 69.0 0.6 70.7 0.7 74.3 0.7 57.0 1.8 56.1 1.2
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 59.1 1.3 63.1 1.5 69.5 1.4 50.7 2.5 45.6 1.8
    Near poor/low 58.6 1.1 61.3 1.2 66.2 1.5 48.7 2.2 47.9 1.7
    Middle 61.6 0.8 63.5 0.8 66.7 0.9 48.5 2.5 47.5 1.8
    High 65.9 0.7 66.5 0.8 67.9 0.9 57.8 2.2 53.6 2.6
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 64.3 1.0 68.5 1.1 70.8 1.3 61.1 2.2 49.0 1.5
    High school graduate 66.1 0.8 67.7 0.8 70.6 0.9 54.5 2.3 50.0 2.2
    At least some college 68.6 0.7 69.3 0.7 71.6 0.8 57.5 2.1 58.3 2.2
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private 61.8 0.5 62.9 0.5 65.2 0.6 51.8 1.6 50.0 1.4
      Public only 61.5 1.3 63.1 1.6 71.2 1.9 51.6 2.5 56.2 2.0
      Uninsured 37.2 1.1 39.8 1.4 44.0 1.7 28.6 2.5 31.2 1.5
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only 86.1 1.5 85.9 1.5 86.5 1.6 80.2 4.7 * *
      Medicare and private 89.9 0.9 90.2 0.9 90.3 0.9 91.3 2.1 * *
      Medicare and other public 84.6 3.0 83.7 3.6 85.1 3.8 * * 88.9 3.7
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 61.7 0.5 63.8 0.6 67.3 0.6 50.8 1.4 47.9 1.0
    Non-MSA 65.8 1.0 66.6 1.0 67.8 1.0 56.5 3.2 51.7 2.0
                     

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bLess than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

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

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

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

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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