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Table 141d: Education - People with prescription medications, by education,a United States, 1999

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 66.9 0.5 64.3 1.0 66.1 0.8 68.6 0.7
Age                
    0-17 * * * * * * * *
    18-44 56.6 0.6 48.7 1.3 54.6 1.2 61.3 0.9
    45-64 73.3 0.8 71.5 1.8 73.6 1.1 73.7 1.1
    65 and over 88.2 0.8 87.3 1.5 86.6 1.3 91.2 1.1
Gender                
    Male 57.4 0.7 55.6 1.3 55.7 1.1 59.4 1.0
    Female 75.5 0.6 72.3 1.1 75.4 1.0 77.1 0.8
Race                
    White 69.0 0.5 65.3 1.1 68.6 0.9 70.9 0.7
    Black 57.0 1.3 61.1 2.2 54.3 2.2 56.8 2.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 51.9 2.7 55.4 5.8 47.3 4.5 52.2 3.6
    American Indian or Alaska Native 64.6 4.9 * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 68.6 0.5 68.5 1.1 67.7 0.8 69.3 0.7
      White 71.1 0.6 70.8 1.3 70.6 0.9 71.6 0.8
      Black 57.3 1.4 61.1 2.2 54.5 2.3 57.5 2.1
    Hispanic 51.7 1.1 49.0 1.5 50.0 2.2 58.3 2.2
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 67.3 1.3 65.2 2.0 67.1 2.3 72.1 2.5
    Near poor/low 63.8 1.2 62.5 2.1 63.8 1.7 65.5 2.6
    Middle 66.2 0.8 64.6 1.7 64.4 1.2 68.7 1.2
    High 68.5 0.7 65.3 2.3 68.8 1.2 68.8 0.9
Insurance coverage                
    Under age 65                
      Any private 65.5 0.5 59.7 1.5 64.7 0.9 67.3 0.7
      Public only 75.7 1.6 72.6 2.1 78.2 2.6 81.6 3.4
      Uninsured 39.3 1.2 37.1 1.8 37.6 2.1 44.6 2.4
    Age 65 and over                
      Medicare only 86.5 1.5 86.0 2.4 83.8 2.4 90.8 2.2
      Medicare and private 90.2 0.9 90.5 1.9 88.8 1.5 91.4 1.3
      Medicare and other public 84.1 3.1 83.5 4.1 * * * *
Residence location                
    MSA 66.1 0.5 62.2 1.1 65.8 0.9 68.0 0.7
    Non-MSA 70.6 1.0 72.1 1.6 68.0 1.7 72.5 1.4

aPersons age 18 and over. Less 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.

bNegative 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.

*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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