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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 157A_a: Race- Adults who rate their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 14.7 0.4 14.1 0.4 17.9 1.1 19.0 2.6 23.2 4.3
                     
Age                    
    18-44 17.0 0.6 16.2 0.6 19.5 1.5 23.2 3.6 * *
    45-64 13.8 0.6 13.4 0.6 16.1 1.9 16.0 4.0 * *
    65 and over 10.7 0.7 10.4 0.7 15.6 2.7 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 15.0 0.5 14.3 0.6 19.1 1.9 20.4 4.0 * *
    Female 14.5 0.5 13.9 0.5 17.3 1.3 18.0 2.9 * *
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 22.4 1.3 22.1 1.5 21.7 2.2 * * * *
    Near poor/low 18.8 0.9 17.7 1.0 20.9 2.2 * * * *
    Middle 15.8 0.7 15.3 0.8 18.9 1.9 18.0 5.3 * *
    High 11.0 0.5 10.8 0.5 12.0 2.1 13.1 3.4 * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 20.0 0.9 19.1 0.9 23.1 2.4 * * * *
    High school graduate 15.5 0.6 14.7 0.7 20.6 1.8 * * * *
    At least some college 12.3 0.5 12.0 0.6 12.2 1.4 16.9 3.4 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 13.6 0.5 13.2 0.5 15.6 1.3 16.9 3.2 * *
    Public only 26.1 1.8 25.2 2.1 25.7 3.1 * * * *
    Uninsured 24.1 1.4 23.9 1.6 23.2 3.4 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 13.9 1.3 14.2 1.4 13.7 3.4 * * * *
    Medicare and private 7.8 0.8 7.6 0.8 * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public 17.6 2.7 16.3 3.1 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 15.3 0.6 14.9 0.6 16.4 1.3 17.7 3.0 * *
    Metropolitan-small 14.4 0.7 13.9 0.7 19.0 2.8 * * * *
    Micropolitan 14.0 1.0 12.7 1.0 27.9 4.2 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 12.5 1.5 11.3 1.4 * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural 10.6 2.4 11.0 2.6 * * * * * *
                     

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: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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