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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 143d: Education - People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, by education,a 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 25.5 0.6 26.0 0.9 24.5 0.9 25.9 0.7
                 
Age                
    18-44 26.3 0.8 28.1 1.4 24.8 1.2 26.6 1.0
    45-64 26.5 0.9 28.2 1.8 25.3 1.5 26.8 1.1
    65 and over 21.9 1.0 21.9 1.3 22.8 1.7 21.1 1.8
                 
Gender                
    Male 24.8 0.7 24.3 1.2 24.4 1.1 25.4 0.9
    Female 26.0 0.6 27.3 1.2 24.6 1.0 26.4 0.8
                 
Race                
    White 25.9 0.6 26.4 1.1 25.0 1.0 26.4 0.8
    Black 21.7 1.2 22.7 2.2 19.9 1.8 22.7 1.9
    Asian or Pacific Islander 24.6 2.9 * * 27.6 5.4 23.1 3.2
    American Indian or Alaska Native 36.4 5.0 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 25.5 0.6 26.0 0.9 24.5 0.9 25.9 0.7
      White 25.4 0.7 24.4 1.2 24.8 1.0 26.1 0.8
      Black 21.6 1.3 22.4 2.2 20.0 1.8 22.6 1.9
    Hispanic 31.2 1.4 33.0 2.1 27.1 2.0 32.0 2.4
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 25.0 1.3 25.9 1.9 24.8 2.3 23.7 2.7
    Near poor/low 26.9 1.1 26.9 1.6 27.2 1.8 26.5 2.0
    Middle 25.5 1.0 24.4 1.7 23.9 1.4 27.8 1.4
    High 25.0 1.0 27.6 2.4 23.8 1.5 25.2 1.0
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 25.9 0.7 28.0 1.5 24.6 1.1 26.2 0.9
    Public only 28.0 1.6 27.9 2.3 27.8 3.0 28.7 3.7
    Uninsured 28.9 1.5 28.8 2.3 25.6 2.4 33.0 3.0
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 22.0 1.7 16.4 1.7 25.3 2.9 25.9 3.9
    Medicare and private 22.0 1.4 24.4 2.3 23.0 2.2 19.3 2.1
    Medicare and other public 21.5 2.6 25.5 3.0 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 27.5 0.9 28.7 1.3 26.5 1.4 27.7 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 23.3 1.1 25.1 2.0 23.2 1.5 22.6 1.2
    Micropolitan 26.5 1.5 24.3 2.3 27.3 2.3 27.1 2.3
    Noncore-adjacent 16.3 1.7 16.6 3.0 12.9 2.0 22.1 3.5
    Noncore-rural 15.6 3.3 * * 16.2 3.8 * *
                 

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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