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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 156A_c: Income- Adults whose providers always spend enough time with 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 44.0 0.6 44.2 1.6 47.6 1.2 42.2 1.0 43.9 0.9
                     
Age                    
    18-44 38.8 0.8 38.8 2.2 40.7 1.8 37.7 1.3 38.9 1.3
    45-64 46.1 0.9 47.6 2.7 47.5 2.5 44.2 1.5 46.5 1.2
    65 and over 53.7 1.3 54.0 2.7 57.4 2.3 50.6 2.4 53.8 2.1
                     
Gender                    
    Male 45.2 0.8 48.7 2.8 47.8 1.8 43.1 1.3 45.2 1.2
    Female 43.2 0.7 42.0 1.7 47.5 1.5 41.6 1.2 42.9 1.1
                     
Race                    
    White 43.8 0.6 44.1 2.0 47.0 1.4 41.6 1.0 44.3 0.9
    Black 50.4 1.5 47.3 2.6 55.1 2.6 50.8 3.0 48.2 2.9
    Asian or Pacific Islander 29.8 2.8 * * * * 31.3 6.6 28.4 4.4
    American Indian or Alaska Native 39.0 4.6 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 44.2 0.6 44.2 1.8 48.2 1.4 42.1 1.1 44.3 0.9
      White 44.0 0.7 44.1 2.3 47.7 1.6 41.4 1.1 44.6 1.0
      Black 50.3 1.5 47.3 2.7 54.9 2.6 50.7 3.0 48.4 2.9
    Hispanic 42.1 1.4 44.6 3.7 44.3 2.4 42.9 2.5 36.5 2.9
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 46.6 1.2 46.7 2.3 51.4 1.9 44.5 2.1 41.5 3.0
    High school graduate 44.5 0.9 41.3 2.8 47.4 2.1 45.1 1.4 43.4 1.5
    At least some college 42.7 0.8 43.8 3.2 42.8 2.1 38.4 1.4 44.5 1.1
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 41.7 0.7 42.3 2.9 42.7 1.8 39.7 1.2 42.6 1.0
    Public only 45.1 1.9 43.5 2.7 49.3 3.4 44.2 4.2 * *
    Uninsured 39.9 1.7 37.8 3.6 38.2 2.8 41.4 3.3 42.8 4.0
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 52.3 2.1 50.9 5.5 57.5 3.5 47.0 4.0 52.7 3.8
    Medicare and private 54.0 1.7 54.5 4.1 57.2 3.3 51.7 3.1 54.4 2.4
    Medicare and other public 56.4 3.5 56.4 5.1 58.8 5.6 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 42.4 0.8 44.3 2.4 48.8 1.7 41.0 1.4 41.2 1.2
    Metropolitan-small 44.5 1.1 44.6 2.9 43.4 2.3 41.7 1.6 47.0 1.7
    Micropolitan 48.4 1.4 39.6 3.4 51.1 3.1 47.5 3.0 50.3 2.7
    Noncore-adjacent 47.8 1.9 50.9 6.8 50.4 4.5 44.2 3.2 49.0 4.0
    Noncore-rural 48.6 2.8 * * * * 45.9 4.2 * *
                     

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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