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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 151A_a: Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 55.0 0.6 54.2 0.6 65.1 1.6 43.0 3.1 56.0 4.7
                     
Age                    
    18-44 50.4 0.8 49.2 0.9 62.8 2.1 37.0 3.8 * *
    45-64 56.0 1.0 55.0 1.0 65.6 2.5 51.8 5.3 * *
    65 and over 65.1 1.0 64.8 1.1 73.8 3.2 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 55.7 0.8 55.3 0.9 64.4 2.7 43.0 4.8 * *
    Female 54.6 0.7 53.5 0.8 65.6 1.6 42.9 3.3 * *
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 56.8 1.5 55.8 1.8 63.7 2.6 * * * *
    Near poor/low 57.7 1.2 57.0 1.3 66.1 2.8 * * * *
    Middle 54.7 1.0 53.9 1.1 63.9 2.7 45.0 6.1 * *
    High 53.9 0.9 53.4 0.9 66.8 3.2 43.9 4.5 * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 58.0 1.2 56.6 1.4 69.5 2.4 * * * *
    High school graduate 56.3 0.9 55.4 1.0 65.4 2.5 * * * *
    At least some college 53.0 0.8 52.6 0.8 61.4 2.3 42.6 3.5 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 52.5 0.7 51.5 0.8 64.7 2.3 45.1 3.9 * *
    Public only 54.8 2.3 53.5 2.5 62.9 3.3 * * * *
    Uninsured 52.7 1.9 51.8 2.1 60.0 4.3 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 63.0 2.0 61.9 2.2 77.9 3.7 * * * *
    Medicare and private 65.9 1.3 65.9 1.4 * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public 66.9 3.0 67.8 3.4 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 53.7 0.8 52.5 0.8 65.1 2.1 43.5 3.2 * *
    Metropolitan-small 54.8 1.2 53.9 1.2 68.5 2.4 * * * *
    Micropolitan 59.2 1.5 59.4 1.5 59.6 4.8 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 59.4 1.8 59.6 2.1 * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural 64.4 3.5 63.5 3.6 * * * * * *
                     

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: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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