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Table 143d: Education - People with an emergency room visit, 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 12.3 0.3 16.0 0.7 12.6 0.5 10.4 0.4
Age                
    0-17 * * * * * * * *
    18-44 12.0 0.4 15.4 0.9 12.5 0.7 10.3 0.5
    45-64 10.8 0.5 15.9 1.4 10.8 0.9 9.0 0.7
    65 and over 15.9 0.8 17.2 1.5 15.9 1.3 14.4 1.4
Gender                
    Male 11.1 0.4 13.8 1.0 11.8 0.8 9.2 0.6
    Female 13.5 0.4 18.1 1.1 13.3 0.7 11.4 0.6
Race                
    White 12.2 0.3 15.8 0.8 12.7 0.5 10.3 0.5
    Black 14.0 0.9 18.2 1.9 12.8 1.3 12.0 1.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 8.2 1.9 * * * * 7.6 2.2
    American Indian or Alaska Native 18.5 3.8 * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 12.6 0.3 17.3 0.9 12.9 0.5 10.5 0.5
      White 12.5 0.4 17.4 0.9 13.1 0.6 10.5 0.5
      Black 14.1 1.0 18.4 2.0 12.9 1.3 12.1 1.6
    Hispanic 9.9 0.7 11.4 1.1 9.4 1.3 7.8 1.1
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 19.7 1.0 20.1 1.6 19.8 2.0 19.0 2.3
    Near poor/low 14.1 0.8 16.0 1.3 14.1 1.3 11.2 1.5
    Middle 11.9 0.5 14.1 1.1 11.8 0.8 10.8 0.8
    High 10.2 0.5 14.4 1.7 10.9 0.8 9.3 0.6
Insurance coverage                
    Under age 65                
      Any private 10.7 0.4 13.2 1.1 11.4 0.7 9.6 0.5
      Public only 22.7 1.4 22.7 2.0 21.3 2.5 26.0 4.0
      Uninsured 11.1 0.8 14.7 1.4 9.6 1.3 7.9 1.5
    Age 65 and over                
      Medicare only 18.1 1.6 19.4 2.6 17.5 2.7 17.2 3.1
      Medicare and private 14.9 1.1 16.7 2.4 15.2 1.7 13.0 1.8
      Medicare and other public 16.3 2.3 15.5 2.7 * * * *
Residence location                
    MSA 11.6 0.3 15.4 0.8 11.7 0.5 10.0 0.5
    Non-MSA 14.0 0.7 16.4 1.3 14.3 1.1 11.9 1.0

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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