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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 152B_c: Income - Adults whose providers usually 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 34.8 0.5 29.3 1.5 31.9 1.2 36.0 1.0 36.2 0.8
                     
Age                    
    18-44 36.2 0.8 30.5 2.1 34.2 1.9 37.1 1.4 37.6 1.1
    45-64 33.3 0.8 26.2 2.4 27.3 1.9 34.0 1.6 35.0 1.2
    65 and over 34.2 1.2 30.5 2.6 32.0 2.1 36.2 2.0 35.1 1.9
                     
Gender                    
    Male 35.6 0.7 29.5 2.5 31.5 1.8 38.0 1.4 36.1 1.2
    Female 34.3 0.7 29.2 1.7 32.1 1.5 34.5 1.2 36.2 1.0
                     
Race                    
    White 35.8 0.6 31.4 1.8 33.0 1.4 37.2 1.1 36.6 0.8
    Black 26.1 1.3 23.3 2.7 25.9 2.7 25.3 2.6 28.9 3.0
    Asian or Pacific Islander 37.1 3.4 * * * * 40.6 6.7 40.1 4.7
    American Indian or Alaska Native 31.6 3.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 35.5 0.6 30.8 1.7 33.0 1.4 37.1 1.0 36.1 0.8
      White 36.7 0.6 33.7 2.1 34.6 1.6 38.5 1.1 36.5 0.8
      Black 26.2 1.3 23.8 2.7 26.1 2.7 25.1 2.6 29.0 3.0
    Hispanic 27.8 1.3 21.9 3.0 25.2 1.9 26.2 2.0 37.4 2.7
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 31.7 1.1 24.2 2.1 28.4 1.7 33.6 1.8 43.0 2.9
    High school graduate 36.1 0.8 31.1 2.2 34.8 2.0 36.0 1.3 38.2 1.6
    At least some college 35.2 0.7 34.5 3.1 33.1 2.2 37.2 1.5 34.7 0.8
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 36.1 0.6 33.2 3.1 33.3 1.8 36.8 1.2 36.4 0.9
    Public only 27.9 1.5 24.9 2.2 28.5 2.6 32.6 4.0 * *
    Uninsured 31.4 1.6 31.4 3.6 30.7 2.8 29.8 2.9 34.7 3.8
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 32.4 1.9 29.5 4.8 32.7 3.3 34.0 3.9 31.1 3.5
    Medicare and private 35.6 1.5 34.3 4.1 33.2 2.9 37.0 2.5 35.6 2.2
    Medicare and other public 31.4 3.0 26.4 4.0 26.6 4.6 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 35.2 0.7 27.0 2.0 30.3 1.7 35.4 1.4 37.8 1.0
    Metropolitan-small 35.0 0.9 32.5 2.9 34.0 2.3 37.6 1.6 33.9 1.4
    Micropolitan 33.5 1.2 31.3 3.4 32.3 2.6 35.9 2.5 32.7 2.0
    Noncore-adjacent 34.6 3.0 30.6 5.3 30.0 3.7 35.7 4.5 39.7 4.5
    Noncore-rural 30.4 2.6 * * * * 31.1 3.9 * *
                     

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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