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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 157B_c: Income- Adults who rate their health care in the past year 7-8 on a scale from 0 to 10, 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 39.4 0.6 31.3 1.5 32.5 1.1 39.5 1.0 43.4 0.8
                     
Age                    
    18-44 44.8 0.8 36.2 2.1 38.2 1.7 44.8 1.3 49.2 1.1
    45-64 37.8 0.9 26.4 2.7 30.1 2.1 36.8 1.6 41.3 1.2
    65 and over 28.5 1.1 25.2 2.5 26.2 1.9 30.6 2.0 29.4 2.0
                     
Gender                    
    Male 39.8 0.8 29.3 2.6 33.1 1.9 39.8 1.5 43.2 1.0
    Female 39.1 0.7 32.3 1.6 32.1 1.3 39.3 1.1 43.6 1.1
                     
Race                    
    White 39.7 0.6 30.3 1.8 33.3 1.2 39.9 1.0 43.1 0.9
    Black 34.7 1.5 31.2 2.4 27.5 2.4 34.2 2.7 43.1 3.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 48.2 3.0 * * * * 45.6 6.1 53.1 4.4
    American Indian or Alaska Native 40.5 4.8 * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 39.9 0.6 31.6 1.7 32.7 1.3 40.4 1.1 43.3 0.9
      White 40.3 0.7 30.5 2.2 33.7 1.5 41.1 1.1 42.9 1.0
      Black 34.3 1.5 30.7 2.4 27.5 2.5 33.9 2.7 42.4 3.2
    Hispanic 34.6 1.3 30.1 2.3 31.3 2.2 31.1 2.1 46.9 3.2
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate 33.7 1.0 28.5 2.0 29.5 1.7 36.0 1.9 43.2 2.6
    High school graduate 37.3 0.9 31.4 2.4 31.0 1.8 36.4 1.5 42.8 1.6
    At least some college 42.9 0.7 35.6 2.7 38.1 2.0 44.0 1.3 43.7 0.9
                     
Insurance coverage                    
Under age 65 years                    
    Any private 43.5 0.7 34.8 3.1 37.8 1.7 42.3 1.2 45.6 0.9
    Public only 32.0 1.5 33.6 2.5 29.0 2.4 34.8 4.4 * *
    Uninsured 37.4 1.7 28.9 3.1 34.8 2.7 41.7 3.2 44.4 4.1
Age 65 and over                    
    Medicare only 28.2 1.9 24.2 4.6 26.1 2.9 33.6 3.7 25.5 3.4
    Medicare and private 29.3 1.4 27.4 3.9 25.9 2.9 30.5 2.6 30.3 2.3
    Medicare and other public 24.2 2.9 23.2 4.4 26.5 4.5 * * * *
                     
Residence locationc                    
    Metropolitan-large 41.3 0.8 31.0 1.9 31.3 1.7 41.2 1.4 45.8 1.1
    Metropolitan-small 37.9 0.9 32.3 2.7 33.7 2.2 38.3 1.7 40.5 1.5
    Micropolitan 36.5 1.4 28.0 3.5 32.4 2.7 38.0 2.5 39.9 2.5
    Noncore-adjacent 34.1 2.2 30.7 5.5 33.4 3.9 37.5 3.0 31.5 3.5
    Noncore-rural 36.7 2.8 * * * * 32.9 4.9 * *
                     

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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