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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 139A_d: Education - Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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 43.8 0.6 46.6 1.3 45.5 1.0 41.6 0.9
                 
Age                
    18-44 37.5 0.9 36.5 2.0 39.5 1.5 36.9 1.2
    45-64 44.6 0.9 48.5 2.5 46.5 1.5 42.6 1.3
    65 and over 56.3 1.1 56.7 2.0 55.1 2.1 57.2 2.0
                 
Gender                
    Male 44.7 0.8 45.4 1.7 45.4 1.4 44.0 1.3
    Female 43.1 0.7 47.4 1.6 45.6 1.2 39.9 1.0
                 
Race                
    White 43.9 0.7 46.1 1.4 45.7 1.1 41.9 0.9
    Black 47.5 1.4 52.5 2.7 48.1 2.5 43.7 2.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 27.2 2.9 * * * * 29.1 3.7
    American Indian or Alaska Native 49.7 4.9 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 44.0 0.6 47.4 1.5 46.0 1.1 41.7 0.9
      White 44.2 0.7 47.0 1.7 46.3 1.2 42.1 1.0
      Black 47.5 1.5 52.3 2.7 48.2 2.5 43.9 2.3
    Hispanic 41.2 1.4 43.7 1.9 38.3 2.8 39.9 2.7
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 45.1 1.6 46.3 2.3 45.1 3.0 43.1 3.1
    Near poor/low 48.1 1.3 49.1 2.0 49.0 1.9 45.6 2.7
    Middle 43.7 1.0 46.2 2.2 45.4 1.6 41.0 1.5
    High 42.1 1.0 43.3 3.1 44.1 1.7 41.2 1.2
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 40.4 0.8 38.3 2.1 42.8 1.2 39.6 1.0
    Public only 44.8 1.9 49.7 2.9 42.9 3.2 37.4 4.1
    Uninsured 38.7 1.9 37.2 3.0 42.5 3.3 36.4 3.2
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 56.4 2.1 58.1 3.1 55.3 3.7 55.5 3.8
    Medicare and private 56.3 1.5 57.4 3.3 54.7 2.6 57.1 2.4
    Medicare and other public 55.6 3.0 51.9 3.5 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 41.6 0.8 46.2 1.8 42.5 1.5 39.6 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 45.0 1.1 45.9 2.6 48.2 1.7 42.6 1.6
    Micropolitan 47.5 1.6 46.3 3.1 47.2 2.7 48.4 2.7
    Noncore-adjacent 49.4 2.3 50.8 4.3 49.9 3.6 47.3 5.1
    Noncore-rural 56.5 2.9 * * 58.9 4.6 55.4 4.5
                 

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.

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

 

 

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