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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 151C_c: Income - Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, by family incomea, United States, 2001

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 10.2 0.3 14.1 1.0 12.3 0.8 10.9 0.5 8.3 0.4
                     
Age                    
    18-44 12.9 0.5 18.5 1.6 15.4 1.3 13.2 0.9 10.6 0.8
    45-64 9.1 0.5 12.0 1.6 13.9 1.7 10.6 0.9 7.1 0.5
    65 and over 5.4 0.5 5.6 1.1 6.6 1.0 5.5 0.9 4.1 0.6
                     
Gender                    
    Male 9.9 0.5 12.4 1.6 13.0 1.4 10.8 0.8 8.2 0.6
    Female 10.5 0.4 15.0 1.2 11.9 0.8 10.9 0.7 8.4 0.6
                     
Race                    
    White 9.8 0.3 13.9 1.2 12.0 0.8 10.3 0.5 8.2 0.4
    Black 10.9 0.9 13.8 2.0 9.9 1.5 12.6 1.7 7.9 1.7
    Asian or Pacific Islander 17.4 2.7 * * * * 19.6 5.3 12.9 3.4
    American Indian or Alaska Native 16.8 3.7 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 9.9 0.3 13.5 1.1 11.7 0.8 10.5 0.6 8.3 0.4
      White 9.4 0.3 13.2 1.3 11.1 0.9 10.0 0.6 8.1 0.4
      Black 10.9 0.9 13.3 2.0 10.0 1.5 12.6 1.7 8.0 1.8
    Hispanic 13.9 0.9 17.1 2.5 15.7 1.9 14.0 1.6 9.2 1.6
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 11.3 0.7 13.8 1.5 12.3 1.2 10.5 1.2 7.9 1.5
    High school graduate 10.5 0.5 17.5 1.9 12.3 1.3 9.5 0.8 8.8 0.8
    At least some college 9.7 0.4 10.6 1.9 12.3 1.3 12.4 0.8 8.1 0.6
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 10.2 0.4 13.2 2.1 12.6 1.1 11.7 0.7 8.8 0.5
    Public only 16.8 1.4 16.9 1.9 16.7 2.2 18.9 3.7 * *
    Uninsured 16.7 1.2 19.2 2.5 20.0 2.3 14.6 2.1 12.3 2.6
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 4.5 0.7 * * 4.1 1.1 * * * *
    Medicare and private 5.6 0.7 * * 7.6 1.7 6.1 1.2 3.7 0.8
    Medicare and other public 7.4 1.7 * * * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 11.1 0.5 14.9 1.5 12.7 1.2 13.1 0.8 9.0 0.6
    Metropolitan-small 9.7 0.5 13.9 2.0 13.2 1.5 9.0 0.9 7.9 0.8
    Micropolitan 8.6 0.9 13.0 2.8 10.3 2.0 9.5 1.6 5.5 1.1
    Noncore-adjacent 8.4 1.5 11.4 3.3 11.4 2.7 * * * *
    Noncore-rural 6.1 1.7 * * * * * * * *
                     

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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