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Table 132d: Education - People who have a usual primary care provider, 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 74.6 0.5 70.6 0.9 74.7 0.7 76.3 0.6
                 
Age                
    18-44 66.0 0.7 58.1 1.3 65.2 1.1 69.8 0.9
    45-64 80.7 0.7 75.8 1.3 81.2 1.0 81.9 0.9
    65 and over 90.3 0.6 90.2 1.0 90.2 1.1 90.4 1.0
                 
Gender                
    Male 70.1 0.6 63.8 1.2 69.5 1.0 73.5 0.9
    Female 78.7 0.5 77.0 0.8 79.4 0.8 78.9 0.7
                 
Race                
    White 75.3 0.6 70.4 1.0 75.9 0.8 76.9 0.7
    Black 71.0 1.0 69.4 1.9 68.7 1.8 74.6 1.6
    Asian or Pacific Islander 70.4 2.6 76.6 4.7 69.9 5.9 69.2 2.8
    American Indian or Alaska Native 71.0 4.6 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 74.6 0.5 70.6 0.9 74.7 0.7 76.3 0.6
      White 77.9 0.6 77.7 1.1 78.3 0.9 77.8 0.7
      Black 71.2 1.0 70.4 1.9 68.7 1.8 74.5 1.6
    Hispanic 57.8 1.2 53.6 1.7 56.1 2.0 67.0 1.9
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 64.5 1.4 63.1 1.9 67.6 2.2 62.6 2.8
    Near poor/low 70.2 1.0 69.4 1.3 70.7 1.4 70.6 1.9
    Middle 74.4 0.7 72.0 1.5 74.1 1.1 76.1 1.1
    High 78.9 0.7 79.8 1.8 79.6 1.2 78.5 0.8
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 76.5 0.6 73.4 1.3 77.0 0.9 76.9 0.7
    Public only 74.0 1.3 73.9 1.9 74.9 2.2 72.6 3.3
    Uninsured 44.1 1.3 40.5 1.9 44.2 1.8 49.2 2.4
 Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 90.0 1.0 89.0 1.4 90.1 1.9 91.4 1.9
    Medicare and private 91.7 0.7 92.9 1.4 91.6 1.2 91.0 1.2
    Medicare and other public 83.9 2.3 87.2 2.3 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 72.9 0.7 68.5 1.2 71.0 1.1 75.8 0.9
    Metropolitan-small 76.0 1.1 72.3 1.7 77.9 1.4 76.2 1.4
    Micropolitan 77.4 1.2 72.8 2.2 79.3 1.5 78.7 1.8
    Noncore-adjacent 77.7 2.1 74.0 2.8 80.2 3.1 78.1 3.3
    Noncore-rural 78.3 3.2 75.0 4.9 77.0 5.0 82.0 4.8
                 

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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