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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 15A_c: Income - Adults whose providers always explained things in a way they could understand, 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 56.4 0.5 56.2 1.6 56.5 1.2 55.0 1.0 57.3 0.8
                     
Age                    
    18-44 53.8 0.8 53.1 2.2 53.7 1.8 52.9 1.4 54.7 1.2
    45-64 58.7 0.8 59.8 2.5 59.4 2.4 56.8 1.8 59.2 1.2
    65 and over 58.7 1.2 59.4 2.7 58.3 2.1 57.4 2.1 60.4 1.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 55.8 0.8 59.0 2.7 55.5 1.9 52.2 1.4 57.7 1.2
    Female 56.8 0.7 54.8 1.7 57.0 1.4 57.0 1.2 57.0 1.0
                     
Race                    
    White 56.1 0.6 55.3 1.9 56.0 1.3 54.5 1.1 57.3 0.8
    Black 62.7 1.4 60.9 2.8 62.9 2.8 62.7 2.8 63.7 3.0
    Asian or Pacific Islander 44.0 3.0 * * * * 42.4 5.5 45.5 4.5
    American Indian or Alaska Native 55.0 4.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 56.2 0.6 55.6 1.7 55.7 1.4 54.6 1.0 57.4 0.8
      White 55.8 0.6 54.2 2.2 55.1 1.5 54.0 1.1 57.4 0.9
      Black 62.7 1.5 61.3 2.9 62.5 2.8 62.9 2.9 63.6 3.1
    Hispanic 58.7 1.3 59.2 3.7 60.9 2.3 58.7 2.1 55.6 2.7
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 55.9 1.1 58.0 2.3 57.6 1.8 56.3 2.1 49.4 2.7
    High school graduate 54.5 0.8 54.1 2.7 53.7 2.0 55.7 1.4 53.6 1.5
    At least some college 57.8 0.7 56.7 3.3 58.0 2.4 53.7 1.5 59.6 0.9
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 56.0 0.6 57.1 3.1 56.8 1.7 53.7 1.2 57.0 0.9
    Public only 56.5 1.8 57.4 2.7 56.7 3.3 56.5 4.1 * *
    Uninsured 53.7 1.7 49.1 3.7 51.0 3.0 58.8 3.0 54.9 4.0
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 59.6 2.0 58.4 5.8 58.2 3.5 60.6 3.9 60.8 3.6
    Medicare and private 58.8 1.6 59.5 4.1 59.1 3.0 56.2 2.8 61.1 2.3
    Medicare and other public 56.1 3.3 60.2 4.6 57.1 5.6 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 55.0 0.7 57.7 2.2 56.6 1.9 53.1 1.3 55.2 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 57.6 1.0 56.7 3.0 54.9 2.3 56.0 1.7 60.1 1.6
    Micropolitan 58.8 1.3 50.4 3.9 58.6 2.7 57.9 2.6 62.2 2.1
    Noncore-adjacent 56.5 2.6 53.6 5.8 59.4 4.6 57.7 4.0 53.3 4.7
    Noncore-rural 62.4 2.9 * * * * 62.9 4.5 * *
                     

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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