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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 152C_c: Income - Adults whose providers sometimes or never 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 8.8 0.3 14.5 1.1 11.6 0.8 9.0 0.5 6.5 0.4
                     
Age                    
    18-44 10.0 0.4 16.4 1.6 12.1 1.1 10.0 0.8 7.7 0.7
    45-64 8.1 0.5 14.0 2.0 13.4 1.7 9.2 0.9 5.8 0.5
    65 and over 7.0 0.6 10.1 1.8 9.7 1.3 6.3 0.8 4.5 0.7
                     
Gender                    
    Male 8.6 0.4 11.4 1.5 13.0 1.3 9.8 0.8 6.2 0.5
    Female 9.0 0.4 16.0 1.3 10.9 0.9 8.4 0.6 6.8 0.5
                     
Race                    
    White 8.1 0.3 13.3 1.2 10.9 0.8 8.4 0.6 6.1 0.4
    Black 11.2 0.9 15.8 2.0 11.2 2.0 11.9 1.7 7.4 1.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 18.9 2.7 * * * * 16.9 4.8 14.4 3.7
    American Indian or Alaska Native 13.5 3.2 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 8.3 0.3 13.6 1.2 11.2 0.9 8.3 0.6 6.5 0.4
      White 7.5 0.3 12.1 1.3 10.3 0.9 7.5 0.6 6.1 0.4
      Black 11.1 0.9 14.9 2.0 11.3 2.1 12.0 1.7 7.5 1.6
    Hispanic 13.6 0.9 18.9 2.8 13.9 1.6 15.1 1.5 7.0 1.3
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 12.4 0.7 17.8 1.6 14.0 1.2 10.1 1.1 7.6 1.4
    High school graduate 9.4 0.5 14.7 2.0 11.5 1.3 8.3 0.7 8.2 0.9
    At least some college 7.0 0.4 8.8 1.7 8.8 1.2 9.1 0.8 5.7 0.5
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 7.9 0.3 9.8 1.6 9.8 1.2 9.5 0.6 6.6 0.5
    Public only 15.6 1.2 17.6 2.0 14.8 2.1 11.0 2.6 * *
    Uninsured 15.0 1.1 19.5 2.6 18.3 2.2 11.3 1.7 10.4 2.4
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 8.0 1.0 12.2 3.6 9.2 2.0 5.4 1.3 8.1 2.3
    Medicare and private 5.7 0.6 * * 7.7 1.9 6.8 1.1 3.3 0.8
    Medicare and other public 12.5 2.3 13.4 3.9 16.4 4.0 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 9.8 0.5 15.3 1.7 13.1 1.2 11.5 0.9 7.0 0.6
    Metropolitan-small 7.4 0.5 10.8 1.7 11.1 1.3 6.4 0.8 6.0 0.7
    Micropolitan 7.7 0.7 18.3 3.6 9.0 1.6 6.2 1.0 5.1 1.1
    Noncore-adjacent 8.9 1.6 15.8 3.4 10.5 2.9 6.7 1.7 * *
    Noncore-rural * * * * * * * * * *
                     

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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