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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 10c: Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement in past year, by family incomea, United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percentd SE Percentd SE Percentd SE Percentd SE Percentd SE
                     
Total 90.0 1.2 83.0 3.6 90.0 2.1 90.4 2.0 92.0 1.9
                     
Age                    
    18-44 85.1 3.2 * * * * * * * *
    45-64 93.0 1.5 * * * * 93.7 2.0 94.0 2.2
    65 and over 88.6 1.9 * * 88.4 3.5 * * 87.7 3.8
                     
Gender                    
    Male 90.2 1.8 * * * * 88.2 3.1 94.7 1.7
    Female 89.8 1.5 * * 91.2 2.1 93.2 2.2 88.6 3.3
                     
Race                    
    White 90.3 1.3 83.8 4.3 90.4 2.6 89.5 2.3 92.8 1.9
    Black 88.6 3.2 * * * * * * * *
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 91.0 1.3 85.0 4.1 91.1 2.4 91.8 2.2 92.0 2.0
      White 91.4 1.5 * * 91.9 3.0 90.7 2.6 92.9 2.0
      Black 89.3 3.2 * * * * * * * *
    Hispanic 82.6 2.9 * * * * * * * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 87.1 2.2 * * 87.9 3.8 * * * *
    High school graduate 88.7 2.1 * * * * 88.8 3.6 * *
    At least some college 93.3 1.6 * * * * * * 93.9 2.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 91.1 1.8 * * * * 88.5 3.1 93.3 2.1
    Public only 92.5 2.7 * * * * * * * *
    Uninsured * * * * * * * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 84.2 4.1 * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and private 93.0 1.9 * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 88.7 1.8 * * * * 86.9 3.5 90.9 2.6
    Metropolitan-small 91.5 2.1 * * * * * * * *
    Micropolitan 89.8 2.8 * * * * * * * *
    Noncore * * * * * * * * * *
                     

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.

cSee MEPS entry in the Data Sources Appendix (Appendix A) for more information.

dEstimates exclude cases where the respondent did not know whether the test was provided or a response was not ascertained by the interviewer (about one-fifth of the cases each year). Without excluding these cases, the estimated overall percent of persons who definitively had the test was 66.8 percent in 2001. These lower estimates can be interpreted as the lowest possible estimated percent having the test, while the higher estimates shown in the table assume that the estimated percent of persons with a test would be similar for sample persons without a response (if responses were obtained) as for those with a response.

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

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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