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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 156C_d: Education- Adults whose providers sometimes or never 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 15.7 0.4 17.2 0.8 15.8 0.7 15.1 0.5
                 
Age                
    18-44 19.8 0.6 22.8 1.4 20.5 1.1 18.6 0.7
    45-64 13.7 0.6 15.8 1.4 14.3 1.0 12.8 0.8
    65 and over 8.7 0.6 11.0 1.1 8.0 1.1 7.3 0.9
                 
Gender                
    Male 14.5 0.6 16.3 1.3 14.5 0.9 14.0 0.8
    Female 16.5 0.5 17.8 1.0 16.7 0.9 16.0 0.7
                 
Race                
    White 15.2 0.4 16.9 0.8 14.9 0.7 14.7 0.6
    Black 16.9 1.1 15.6 2.0 20.0 1.9 15.0 1.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 24.3 3.3 * * * * 22.1 3.8
    American Indian or Alaska Native 23.5 3.8 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 15.2 0.4 15.9 0.9 15.4 0.7 14.9 0.6
      White 14.6 0.4 15.3 1.0 14.4 0.8 14.5 0.6
      Black 16.9 1.1 15.6 2.1 20.0 1.9 15.0 1.5
    Hispanic 20.7 1.1 21.9 1.5 21.7 2.3 18.3 1.6
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 21.4 1.3 20.9 1.7 24.5 2.2 18.0 2.5
    Near poor/low 17.4 0.8 16.6 1.3 17.4 1.5 18.5 1.7
    Middle 16.2 0.7 17.4 1.4 14.5 1.0 17.2 1.0
    High 13.6 0.5 13.3 1.8 14.0 1.1 13.5 0.6
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 16.0 0.5 17.9 1.4 16.0 0.9 15.6 0.6
    Public only 21.6 1.6 21.4 2.2 24.4 2.6 17.6 2.9
    Uninsured 25.0 1.5 25.3 2.2 25.0 2.6 24.8 2.5
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 9.7 1.1 10.5 1.8 8.3 1.8 10.3 2.1
    Medicare and private 7.8 0.8 11.6 1.7 7.1 1.3 6.0 1.1
    Medicare and other public 11.7 2.2 10.4 2.2 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 16.7 0.6 16.6 1.2 17.9 1.1 16.0 0.7
    Metropolitan-small 16.0 0.7 21.1 1.7 15.1 1.2 14.9 1.0
    Micropolitan 11.4 0.9 12.3 1.5 10.8 1.4 11.5 1.5
    Noncore-adjacent 14.6 1.8 15.4 2.6 13.6 2.1 15.3 3.2
    Noncore-rural 9.6 2.4 * * 11.1 3.2 * *
                 

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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