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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 125d: Education - People age under 65 with any period of uninsurance in the past year, by educationa, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 27.7 0.6 47.2 1.0 29.6 0.8 18.9 0.6
                 
Age                
    18-44 33.2 0.7 52.8 1.2 36.3 1.0 22.4 0.8
    45-64 18.4 0.6 34.2 1.6 19.1 1.0 13.4 0.8
                 
Gender                
    Male 29.5 0.7 50.9 1.4 31.4 1.2 19.5 0.8
    Female 25.9 0.6 43.5 1.2 27.8 0.9 18.4 0.7
                 
Race                
    White 26.9 0.6 48.7 1.1 28.6 0.9 18.0 0.7
    Black 32.6 1.2 42.1 2.1 33.6 1.7 25.7 1.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 25.3 2.4 30.8 6.0 35.0 5.2 20.8 2.4
    American Indian or Alaska Native 39.9 4.5 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 27.7 0.6 47.2 1.0 29.6 0.8 18.9 0.6
      White 22.6 0.6 40.0 1.4 25.4 0.9 16.5 0.7
      Black 32.3 1.2 42.3 2.2 33.2 1.7 25.3 1.7
    Hispanic 51.6 1.2 62.9 1.5 49.7 2.2 34.9 1.8
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 54.0 1.4 60.8 1.8 51.8 2.3 44.7 2.9
    Near poor/low 50.5 1.3 58.6 1.6 48.5 1.8 43.5 2.1
    Middle 28.5 0.8 40.1 1.6 28.5 1.2 23.1 1.1
    High 13.2 0.6 23.6 2.4 14.9 1.1 11.4 0.7
                 
Insurance coverage (Under age 65)                
    Any private 13.1 0.4 21.1 1.2 14.1 0.6 10.8 0.5
    Public only 31.0 1.6 31.2 2.3 29.5 2.1 33.3 3.4
    Uninsured 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 27.7 0.8 47.8 1.4 31.5 1.2 19.1 0.8
    Metropolitan-small 27.1 1.1 46.8 2.1 27.6 1.4 18.9 1.3
    Micropolitan 27.5 1.7 46.7 2.6 26.2 2.0 17.3 1.8
    Noncore-adjacent 32.2 2.3 47.0 3.8 29.0 2.6 23.7 3.7
    Noncore-rural 26.4 3.4 * * 30.4 4.0 14.7 3.6
                 

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.

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

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

Key: SE: Standard error.

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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