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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 156B_d: Education- Adults whose providers usually spend enough time with 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 40.3 0.5 36.3 1.2 39.7 0.9 42.2 0.8
                 
Age                
    18-44 41.4 0.8 39.0 2.0 39.6 1.5 43.1 1.0
    45-64 40.2 0.9 36.5 2.2 40.5 1.3 41.0 1.2
    65 and over 37.6 1.2 32.7 1.9 38.5 1.9 41.6 2.1
                 
Gender                
    Male 40.3 0.7 37.1 1.8 41.0 1.3 40.9 1.1
    Female 40.3 0.6 35.7 1.3 38.8 1.1 43.1 1.0
                 
Race                
    White 41.0 0.5 37.9 1.3 40.9 0.9 42.1 0.9
    Black 32.8 1.4 27.0 2.4 30.6 2.2 38.7 1.9
    Asian or Pacific Islander 46.2 3.4 * * * * 50.9 4.1
    American Indian or Alaska Native 37.6 4.4 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 40.6 0.6 37.4 1.4 39.8 0.9 42.1 0.8
      White 41.4 0.6 39.6 1.6 41.0 1.0 42.0 0.9
      Black 32.8 1.4 27.5 2.5 30.6 2.2 38.3 1.9
    Hispanic 37.2 1.3 31.9 1.8 38.2 2.6 43.6 2.4
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 34.4 1.4 32.4 2.1 34.2 2.4 38.2 3.1
    Near poor/low 35.1 1.2 32.0 1.8 35.2 1.8 38.7 2.1
    Middle 41.7 1.0 38.1 1.9 40.4 1.4 44.5 1.5
    High 42.4 0.8 45.2 3.0 42.6 1.4 42.0 0.9
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 42.3 0.6 42.9 2.0 41.6 1.0 42.6 0.8
    Public only 33.4 1.8 33.5 2.7 33.9 2.8 32.5 3.1
    Uninsured 35.1 1.5 30.7 2.3 33.5 2.7 41.5 2.9
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 37.9 2.0 30.3 2.9 42.1 3.3 43.1 3.4
    Medicare and private 38.4 1.6 35.8 3.0 37.7 2.4 40.7 2.6
    Medicare and other public 31.7 3.3 30.3 3.8 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 40.9 0.7 36.3 1.7 40.2 1.3 42.7 1.0
    Metropolitan-small 39.5 1.0 34.6 2.5 38.1 1.4 42.3 1.4
    Micropolitan 40.2 1.4 37.6 2.5 42.0 2.3 40.1 2.4
    Noncore-adjacent 37.7 2.4 38.5 3.8 38.5 3.5 35.8 4.9
    Noncore-rural 41.8 2.7 * * 41.3 5.1 41.8 3.8
                 

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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