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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Socioeconomic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases

Measure Income Difference[1] Educational Difference[2] Insurance Difference[3]
  <100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Influenza Immunization
High risk persons 18-64 who received influenza vaccination in the past year[4] Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population
People 65 and over who received influenza vaccination in the past year Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population  
Pneumococcal Immunization
High risk persons 18-64 who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care
People 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population  
Key to Quality of Health Care Tables
Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care: Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care
Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population
Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population
Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability: Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability

[1] Compared with persons with family incomes 400% of federal poverty thresholds or above.

[2] Compared with mothers with any college education.

[3] Compared with person under 65 with any private health insurance.

[4] Source: NHIS, 2000.

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