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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 150b: People with provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total All races White Black Hispanic
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 77.6 0.6 76.7 0.7 75.7 0.7 82.8 1.3 84.3 1.0
                     
Age                    
    0-17 76.0 0.9 74.2 1.0 72.1 1.2 82.5 1.8 85.0 1.3
    18-44 79.4 0.8 78.8 0.9 78.1 1.0 84.1 1.7 83.8 1.4
    45-64 78.7 0.8 78.4 0.9 77.7 1.0 82.2 1.9 84.0 1.7
    65 and over 74.5 1.2 74.0 1.2 73.3 1.3 80.3 2.4 83.3 2.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 77.6 0.7 76.8 0.8 75.8 0.9 83.1 1.5 84.4 1.3
    Female 77.5 0.7 76.7 0.7 75.7 0.7 82.6 1.4 84.2 1.0
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 77.9 1.5 75.8 1.7 74.4 1.9 80.5 2.6 85.6 1.8
    Near poor/low 78.6 1.1 76.6 1.3 74.8 1.5 84.0 2.2 87.7 1.4
    Middle 76.6 0.9 75.9 0.9 74.4 1.1 83.4 1.8 82.4 2.1
    High 77.8 0.9 77.7 1.0 77.1 0.9 82.9 2.4 80.9 2.3
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 79.6 0.9 77.8 1.1 76.4 1.3 83.5 1.7 86.8 1.4
    High school graduate 76.1 1.0 75.5 1.1 74.3 1.2 82.1 2.0 83.8 1.9
    At least some college 79.1 0.7 79.0 0.7 78.9 0.8 82.9 1.6 79.6 2.3
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 77.3 0.8 76.9 0.8 76.1 0.9 82.6 1.6 82.5 1.4
    Public only 80.3 1.5 78.2 1.8 76.3 2.1 82.5 2.4 86.8 1.5
    Uninsured 81.5 1.4 79.7 1.7 77.6 1.9 87.8 2.4 86.8 2.2
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 74.4 1.8 73.7 1.9 71.9 2.2 83.5 3.1 83.8 3.9
    Medicare and private 74.2 1.4 74.1 1.4 73.8 1.5 77.3 4.0 * *
    Medicare and other public 77.8 3.1 76.3 3.4 74.0 4.7 * * 84.1 4.8
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 77.5 1.0 76.5 1.0 74.8 1.2 82.8 1.5 83.4 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 77.5 1.1 76.5 1.1 75.8 1.2 83.4 2.3 87.8 1.8
    Micropolitan 80.0 1.2 79.8 1.3 79.8 1.4 82.1 2.9 83.5 3.4
    Noncore-adjacent 75.1 2.5 74.9 2.6 74.2 2.5 87.4 5.1 78.9 6.4
    Noncore-rural 72.7 3.9 72.5 3.9 74.4 3.2 * * * *
                     
CSHCN                    
    Yes 78.5 1.5 77.5 1.6 76.9 1.9 80.2 3.4 85.6 2.8
    No 75.4 1.0 73.3 1.2 70.7 1.4 83.0 1.9 85.1 1.4
                     

aNegative 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.

bLess 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.

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: CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; 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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