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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 131d: Education - People without a usual source of care who indicate a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care, 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 13.4 0.7 19.7 1.2 13.6 1.2 9.6 0.8
                 
Age                
    18-44 13.9 0.8 19.2 1.3 15.2 1.5 9.5 1.0
    45-64 13.7 1.1 24.9 3.0 11.2 1.8 10.8 1.8
    65 and over 6.2 1.6 * * * * * *
                 
Gender                
    Male 11.3 0.7 17.4 1.4 10.3 1.2 8.0 0.9
    Female 16.5 1.0 23.5 1.8 18.6 1.9 11.6 1.3
                 
Race                
    White 13.7 0.7 21.5 1.3 13.2 1.3 9.5 0.9
    Black 13.4 1.5 12.1 2.3 15.9 2.4 11.2 2.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 13.4 0.7 19.7 1.2 13.6 1.2 9.6 0.8
      White 11.2 0.8 18.2 2.1 11.8 1.5 8.4 0.8
      Black 12.8 1.5 10.5 2.1 15.7 2.4 10.7 2.4
    Hispanic 21.8 1.6 24.7 1.8 18.1 2.5 19.2 3.2
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 24.8 1.9 25.9 2.4 26.2 3.9 21.2 4.0
    Near poor/low 21.0 1.5 22.7 1.9 20.5 2.5 19.0 2.9
    Middle 12.3 1.1 14.9 2.0 10.8 1.7 12.1 1.7
    High 5.0 0.7 * * 6.2 1.6 4.2 0.7
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 7.0 0.6 10.9 1.6 7.0 1.1 5.9 0.8
    Public only 20.6 2.9 20.7 3.6 17.6 5.1 * *
    Uninsured 25.7 1.4 26.3 1.7 25.9 2.5 24.4 2.8
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 15.2 0.9 21.2 1.6 16.3 1.6 11.3 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 12.2 1.2 20.0 2.8 12.9 2.4 7.2 1.3
    Micropolitan 8.0 1.4 15.1 3.1 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 7.1 2.0 * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * *
                 

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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