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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 144d: Education - Adults without problems getting referral to a specialist in past year, 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 79.6 0.6 75.6 1.3 81.8 1.1 79.6 0.8
                 
Age                
    18-44 75.7 1.0 69.0 2.4 77.8 1.7 76.4 1.3
    45-64 79.5 1.0 72.3 2.4 81.0 1.7 80.2 1.1
    65 and over 86.6 1.0 83.5 2.0 89.0 1.7 87.0 1.4
                 
Gender                
    Male 80.0 0.8 78.1 2.0 80.1 1.6 80.5 1.1
    Female 79.3 0.8 73.7 1.8 83.0 1.4 78.9 1.1
                 
Race                
    White 80.5 0.6 76.5 1.4 83.0 1.1 80.5 0.8
    Black 77.8 1.9 76.0 4.2 78.3 2.9 78.4 2.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 57.8 5.2 * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 81.0 0.6 79.6 1.4 82.6 1.1 80.6 0.8
      White 82.1 0.7 81.3 1.6 83.9 1.1 81.4 0.9
      Black 78.5 1.9 76.5 4.3 78.7 2.9 79.5 2.7
    Hispanic 62.4 1.9 58.5 2.6 70.2 3.6 61.5 3.5
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 68.6 2.1 69.4 2.9 70.0 3.2 65.5 4.4
    Near poor/low 75.9 1.6 71.9 2.6 79.5 2.6 76.3 2.7
    Middle 80.8 1.0 81.5 2.5 82.3 1.6 79.3 1.5
    High 82.0 0.9 77.8 3.3 85.4 1.6 81.2 1.0
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 80.4 0.7 78.5 2.1 82.0 1.3 79.9 0.9
    Public only 66.3 2.4 60.9 3.8 72.8 3.8 67.0 4.6
    Uninsured 59.8 2.8 58.1 4.5 64.0 4.5 57.1 5.1
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 85.3 1.8 82.8 3.3 88.6 3.1 84.8 2.9
    Medicare and private 88.0 1.3 83.6 3.5 89.9 2.3 88.9 1.6
    Medicare and other public 83.2 3.2 86.2 3.7 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 77.0 1.0 70.3 2.1 79.3 1.8 77.8 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 82.2 1.0 79.4 2.3 83.2 1.6 82.6 1.4
    Micropolitan 83.9 1.3 82.4 2.6 89.2 1.8 80.2 2.7
    Noncore-adjacent 84.2 2.6 * * 85.2 3.4 * *
    Noncore-rural 83.9 3.2 * * * * * *
                 

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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