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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 157B_a: Race- Adults who rate their health care in the past year 7-8 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 39.4 0.6 39.7 0.6 34.7 1.5 48.2 3.0 40.5 4.8
                     
Age                    
    18-44 44.8 0.8 45.7 0.8 37.8 2.0 47.7 4.2 * *
    45-64 37.8 0.9 37.8 0.9 33.7 2.2 50.8 4.9 * *
    65 and over 28.5 1.1 28.5 1.3 23.9 3.0 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 39.8 0.8 40.0 0.8 34.6 2.4 46.7 4.0 * *
    Female 39.1 0.7 39.4 0.7 34.7 1.7 49.3 4.3 * *
                     
Family incomea                    
    Negative or poor 31.3 1.5 30.3 1.8 31.2 2.4 * * * *
    Near poor/low 32.5 1.1 33.3 1.2 27.5 2.4 * * * *
    Middle 39.5 1.0 39.9 1.0 34.2 2.7 45.6 6.1 * *
    High 43.4 0.8 43.1 0.9 43.1 3.1 53.1 4.4 * *
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 33.7 1.0 34.1 1.1 27.5 2.6 * * * *
    High school graduate 37.3 0.9 37.8 1.0 33.1 2.2 * * * *
    At least some college 42.9 0.7 42.8 0.8 40.9 2.4 51.0 3.9 * *
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65                    
    Any private 43.5 0.7 43.9 0.7 37.6 2.0 49.3 3.9 * *
    Public only 32.0 1.5 31.5 2.0 30.0 2.8 * * * *
    Uninsured 37.4 1.7 36.8 1.9 39.1 4.0 * * * *
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 28.2 1.9 28.4 2.0 22.7 4.4 * * * *
    Medicare and private 29.3 1.4 29.3 1.5 * * * * * *
    Medicare and other public 24.2 2.9 21.3 3.2 * * * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 41.3 0.8 41.6 0.9 36.3 1.8 50.6 3.3 * *
    Metropolitan-small 37.9 0.9 38.2 1.0 30.3 2.8 * * * *
    Micropolitan 36.5 1.4 37.1 1.4 29.4 4.2 * * * *
    Noncore-adjacent 34.1 2.2 34.2 2.3 * * * * * *
    Noncore-rural 36.7 2.8 35.9 2.8 * * * * * *
                     

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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