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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 151B_b: Adults whose providers usually listened carefully to them, 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 34.7 0.6 35.4 0.6 36.8 0.6 24.0 1.3 27.7 1.2
                     
Age                    
    18-44 36.7 0.8 37.7 0.8 39.7 0.9 24.0 1.8 28.7 1.6
    45-64 34.9 0.9 35.4 1.0 36.7 1.0 25.8 2.4 28.9 2.2
    65 and over 29.5 1.0 30.1 1.1 30.7 1.1 19.6 2.6 19.5 2.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 34.4 0.8 34.8 0.8 35.8 0.9 24.5 2.2 29.8 1.9
    Female 35.0 0.7 35.9 0.7 37.5 0.8 23.7 1.3 26.3 1.4
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 29.1 1.3 30.8 1.5 32.8 2.0 22.9 2.3 20.7 2.8
    Near poor/low 30.0 1.1 30.9 1.3 32.4 1.5 24.2 2.8 25.0 2.0
    Middle 34.4 1.0 35.2 1.0 36.8 1.1 23.0 2.5 27.4 2.1
    High 37.8 0.9 37.8 0.9 38.5 0.9 25.7 2.7 36.6 3.0
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 30.7 1.2 33.3 1.4 35.9 1.6 20.4 2.3 20.7 1.5
    High school graduate 33.2 0.9 33.5 0.9 35.2 1.0 21.6 2.1 29.2 2.3
    At least some college 37.3 0.7 37.3 0.8 38.0 0.8 28.9 2.0 36.2 2.6
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 37.3 0.7 37.8 0.7 39.1 0.8 25.6 1.9 31.4 1.7
    Public only 28.4 1.8 29.7 2.0 32.0 2.4 22.6 2.4 21.6 2.9
    Uninsured 30.6 1.7 32.1 2.0 34.1 2.4 22.3 3.7 26.1 2.5
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 32.5 2.0 33.3 2.1 34.6 2.4 18.0 3.4 21.5 4.1
    Medicare and private 28.5 1.3 28.6 1.3 28.9 1.4 * * * *
    Medicare and other public 25.6 2.7 28.2 3.1 29.2 3.9 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 35.2 0.7 36.2 0.8 38.1 0.9 24.5 1.7 27.4 1.4
    Metropolitan-small 35.6 1.1 35.9 1.1 37.2 1.2 21.1 2.0 30.1 2.9
    Micropolitan 32.2 1.4 32.4 1.5 32.7 1.5 26.0 4.2 28.4 4.9
    Noncore-adjacent 32.2 2.1 33.0 2.2 33.6 2.3 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 29.5 2.9 29.4 2.9 30.1 2.9 * * * *
                     

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: 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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