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Table 210d: Education - Emergency room expenditures paid out-of-pocket, 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 14.1 1.4 14.2 3.9 14.5 1.9 13.6 1.7
Age                
    0-17 * * * * * * * *
    18-44 18.7 2.7 * * 19.9 3.4 15.6 2.5
    45-64 14.1 1.6 10.6 3.1 14.6 2.8 15.5 2.5
    65 and over * * * * * * * *
Gender                
    Male 12.5 1.5 8.2 2.3 16.5 3.2 11.9 1.7
    Female 15.7 2.3 * * 12.6 2.2 15.0 2.8
Race                
    White 14.4 1.7 * * 15.2 2.1 13.1 1.9
    Black 11.3 1.9 * * * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 13.9 1.5 * * 13.9 1.8 13.4 1.7
      White 14.2 1.8 * * 14.5 2.1 13.4 2.0
      Black 11.0 2.0 * * * * * *
    Hispanic 17.1 4.6 12.7 3.5 * * * *
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 14.5 2.9 13.6 3.6 * * * *
    Near poor/low 21.6 4.0 12.8 3.5 24.5 6.2 * *
    Middle 13.4 3.2 * * 11.3 2.1 10.2 1.9
    High 11.6 1.8 * * 12.3 2.8 12.2 2.1
Insurance coverage                
    Under age 65                
      Any private 13.0 1.4 * * 15.1 2.5 13.7 1.7
      Public only * * * * * * * *
      Uninsured 58.0 7.9 * * * * * *
    Age 65 and over                
      Medicare only * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
      Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence location                
    MSA 13.4 1.7 * * 13.6 2.3 11.9 1.3
    Non-MSA 18.1 3.3 * * 19.8 3.4 * *

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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