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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 146d: Education - People who usually wait >30 minutes before seeing 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 16.9 0.6 24.7 1.1 15.8 0.7 14.4 0.7
                 
Age                
    18-44 16.8 0.7 22.9 1.4 16.5 1.1 14.8 0.9
    45-64 17.0 0.8 26.8 1.9 17.2 1.1 14.4 0.9
    65 and over 16.8 1.0 25.3 1.9 12.2 1.2 12.7 1.4
                 
Gender                
    Male 16.1 0.7 22.6 1.4 15.5 0.9 13.9 0.8
    Female 17.5 0.6 26.3 1.4 16.1 0.8 14.8 0.7
                 
Race                
    White 16.1 0.6 22.9 1.1 15.4 0.8 13.9 0.7
    Black 22.7 1.4 34.2 2.5 19.6 1.8 17.4 1.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 17.0 2.8 * * 14.5 4.2 15.8 3.2
    American Indian or Alaska Native 23.5 5.7 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 16.9 0.6 24.7 1.1 15.8 0.7 14.4 0.7
      White 14.7 0.6 19.2 1.2 14.7 0.8 13.3 0.7
      Black 22.3 1.5 33.3 2.6 19.2 1.8 17.5 1.8
    Hispanic 28.8 1.6 36.3 2.3 23.6 2.4 23.1 2.0
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 27.4 1.4 34.9 2.4 21.4 2.1 22.3 2.7
    Near poor/low 21.0 1.2 25.8 1.9 18.0 1.6 18.6 1.8
    Middle 17.3 0.9 22.6 1.8 15.8 1.1 15.8 1.1
    High 13.2 0.7 16.4 1.9 13.5 1.0 12.6 0.9
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 14.8 0.6 18.9 1.2 14.7 0.8 13.9 0.8
    Public only 28.6 1.6 32.7 2.6 24.3 2.6 27.3 3.9
    Uninsured 27.3 1.7 32.6 2.8 28.4 2.8 19.9 2.5
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 17.5 1.5 23.3 2.5 12.7 2.1 15.3 2.5
    Medicare and private 15.2 1.3 25.0 3.0 11.8 1.6 11.6 1.7
    Medicare and other public 24.8 2.5 29.9 3.2 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 17.2 0.8 27.7 1.7 15.7 1.1 14.4 0.9
    Metropolitan-small 14.1 1.0 19.1 2.0 13.3 1.3 12.6 1.1
    Micropolitan 21.0 1.8 25.6 2.6 22.1 2.1 17.1 2.3
    Noncore-adjacent 20.9 2.8 21.7 4.0 17.0 3.3 26.5 3.5
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * *
                 

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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