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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 151C_d: Education - Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, 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 10.3 0.3 11.3 0.7 10.5 0.5 9.7 0.4
                 
Age                
    18-44 13.0 0.5 14.7 1.2 13.4 0.9 12.2 0.6
    45-64 9.1 0.5 12.1 1.2 9.8 0.8 8.0 0.6
    65 and over 5.4 0.5 6.4 0.9 5.3 0.9 4.6 0.7
                 
Gender                
    Male 9.9 0.5 11.4 1.2 10.9 0.8 8.9 0.6
    Female 10.5 0.4 11.2 0.8 10.2 0.6 10.4 0.6
                 
Race                
    White 9.9 0.3 11.2 0.7 9.9 0.6 9.4 0.5
    Black 11.1 0.9 10.6 1.7 13.0 1.6 9.7 1.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 17.5 2.7 * * * * 15.6 3.2
    American Indian or Alaska Native 16.8 3.7 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 9.9 0.3 10.1 0.8 10.3 0.6 9.6 0.5
      White 9.4 0.3 9.7 0.8 9.6 0.6 9.3 0.5
      Black 11.0 1.0 10.2 1.7 13.0 1.7 9.8 1.3
    Hispanic 13.9 0.9 16.0 1.5 13.6 1.8 11.5 1.4
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 14.3 1.0 13.8 1.5 17.5 1.9 10.6 1.9
    Near poor/low 12.3 0.8 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
    Middle 10.9 0.5 10.5 1.2 9.5 0.8 12.4 0.8
    High 8.3 0.4 7.9 1.5 8.8 0.8 8.1 0.6
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 10.2 0.4 11.4 1.1 10.5 0.7 9.9 0.5
    Public only 17.0 1.4 16.2 1.9 19.7 2.5 14.3 2.7
    Uninsured 16.8 1.2 17.3 2.2 15.2 1.8 18.1 2.4
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 4.4 0.7 4.6 1.1 * * 5.2 1.4
    Medicare and private 5.6 0.7 8.3 1.6 5.6 1.1 4.0 0.9
    Medicare and other public 7.6 1.8 5.7 1.5 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 11.2 0.5 11.5 1.0 12.2 0.8 10.6 0.7
    Metropolitan-small 9.7 0.5 12.4 1.4 9.4 0.9 8.9 0.8
    Micropolitan 8.6 0.9 8.4 1.6 8.6 1.3 8.7 1.4
    Noncore-adjacent 8.5 1.5 10.9 2.6 8.1 1.9 6.6 1.8
    Noncore-rural 6.1 1.7 * * * * 4.8 1.3
                 

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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

 

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