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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 135d: Education - Families that experience difficulties or delays in obtaining health care or do not receive needed 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 11.6 0.4 14.4 0.8 11.3 0.6 10.6 0.5
                 
Age                
    18-44 13.7 0.6 19.8 1.4 14.3 1.0 11.3 0.7
    45-64 12.0 0.6 16.4 1.5 10.6 1.0 11.6 0.9
    65 and over 5.8 0.6 6.8 0.9 5.5 1.0 5.0 0.8
                 
Gender                
    Male 10.4 0.5 14.0 1.2 10.6 0.8 8.8 0.6
    Female 12.9 0.5 14.8 0.9 12.1 0.9 12.7 0.8
                 
Race                
    White 11.6 0.4 15.3 0.9 10.8 0.7 10.7 0.5
    Black 10.8 0.8 8.7 1.3 13.1 1.6 9.9 1.2
    Asian or Pacific Islander 12.4 2.2 * * * * 11.3 2.4
    American Indian or Alaska Native 19.1 4.5 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 11.6 0.4 14.4 0.8 11.3 0.6 10.6 0.5
      White 11.3 0.5 15.5 1.2 10.7 0.7 10.6 0.5
      Black 10.6 0.8 8.6 1.3 12.7 1.6 9.8 1.2
    Hispanic 13.7 1.0 14.8 1.3 14.0 2.1 11.7 1.5
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 19.2 1.2 18.1 1.6 21.7 2.0 17.6 2.5
    Near poor/low 17.0 1.0 16.6 1.4 14.6 1.4 20.4 1.9
    Middle 11.0 0.6 10.2 1.2 10.2 0.9 12.0 1.0
    High 6.7 0.5 8.8 1.9 5.5 0.9 7.1 0.5
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 9.5 0.5 12.7 1.3 9.2 0.8 9.2 0.5
    Public only 21.8 1.6 21.3 2.5 18.5 2.7 28.5 3.9
    Uninsured 25.9 1.4 24.6 2.0 25.3 2.4 28.1 2.9
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 7.4 1.0 8.1 1.8 6.5 1.8 7.7 2.1
    Medicare and private 4.2 0.7 5.3 1.4 4.3 1.1 3.3 0.9
    Medicare and other public 8.8 1.7 7.8 2.1 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 11.8 0.5 14.3 1.1 12.2 0.9 10.8 0.7
    Metropolitan-small 11.7 0.8 14.3 1.5 11.7 1.3 10.6 1.0
    Micropolitan 9.8 1.2 14.2 2.9 7.5 1.2 8.9 1.3
    Noncore-adjacent 11.1 1.3 14.4 3.3 8.6 1.5 11.3 2.6
    Noncore-rural 14.0 3.1 * * 12.8 3.7 * *
                 

a Includes persons 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.

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

 

 

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