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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 150d: Education - People with provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, 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 78.2 0.6 79.6 0.9 76.1 1.0 79.1 0.7
                 
Age                
    18-44 79.4 0.8 83.7 1.2 77.8 1.3 78.7 1.0
    45-64 78.8 0.8 78.7 1.7 76.6 1.4 80.2 0.9
    65 and over 74.4 1.2 74.8 1.7 71.3 1.9 77.2 1.6
                 
Gender                
    Male 78.3 0.7 79.9 1.2 75.7 1.2 79.3 0.9
    Female 78.1 0.6 79.3 1.1 76.4 1.1 78.9 0.8
                 
Race                
    White 77.7 0.7 78.8 1.1 75.1 1.1 79.0 0.7
    Black 82.6 1.3 84.0 1.6 82.1 2.0 82.2 1.7
    Asian or Pacific Islander 76.5 3.5 * * 81.2 5.2 74.8 3.9
    American Indian or Alaska Native 79.7 3.8 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 78.2 0.6 79.6 0.9 76.1 1.0 79.1 0.7
      White 76.9 0.7 76.4 1.3 74.3 1.2 78.9 0.8
      Black 82.8 1.3 83.5 1.7 82.1 2.0 82.9 1.6
    Hispanic 83.8 1.1 86.8 1.4 83.8 1.9 79.6 2.3
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 79.4 1.4 81.1 1.8 77.8 2.4 78.5 2.8
    Near poor/low 78.1 1.2 79.3 1.6 76.6 1.8 78.7 2.3
    Middle 77.1 0.8 79.2 1.6 75.3 1.2 77.8 1.1
    High 78.7 0.9 79.1 2.4 76.2 1.5 79.7 0.9
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 78.6 0.7 80.4 1.3 76.5 1.1 79.3 0.8
    Public only 82.3 1.6 83.5 2.2 81.0 2.4 81.7 3.1
    Uninsured 81.4 1.5 84.7 2.0 80.6 2.2 78.2 2.8
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 74.2 1.8 78.2 2.4 71.8 3.1 71.2 3.4
    Medicare and private 74.1 1.4 71.8 2.7 70.0 2.3 79.9 1.8
    Medicare and other public 77.9 3.1 76.6 3.6 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 77.9 0.9 79.4 1.4 75.3 1.5 78.8 0.9
    Metropolitan-small 78.4 1.1 78.9 1.8 76.5 1.8 79.7 1.3
    Micropolitan 80.7 1.3 82.4 1.8 79.2 1.8 81.0 2.2
    Noncore-adjacent 76.7 2.4 80.6 3.4 74.9 2.9 75.5 3.1
    Noncore-rural 73.3 4.3 * * 74.6 4.7 72.6 6.4
                 

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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