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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 157B_d: Education- Adults who rate their health care in the past year 7-8 on a scale from 0 to 10, 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 39.4 0.6 33.7 1.0 37.3 0.9 42.9 0.7
                 
Age                
    18-44 44.9 0.8 39.7 1.6 40.8 1.5 48.6 1.0
    45-64 37.8 0.9 31.2 2.1 38.7 1.3 38.9 1.1
    65 and over 28.5 1.1 28.1 1.5 26.9 1.7 30.5 1.9
                 
Gender                
    Male 39.9 0.8 33.8 1.6 38.3 1.3 43.1 1.1
    Female 39.1 0.6 33.7 1.1 36.6 1.1 42.8 0.9
                 
Race                
    White 39.7 0.6 34.1 1.1 37.8 1.0 42.8 0.8
    Black 34.7 1.4 27.5 2.6 33.1 2.2 40.9 2.4
    Asian or Pacific Islander 47.9 3.1 * * * * 51.0 3.9
    American Indian or Alaska Native 40.5 4.8 * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 39.9 0.6 35.0 1.1 37.5 1.0 43.0 0.8
      White 40.3 0.7 35.8 1.3 38.1 1.0 42.9 0.8
      Black 34.3 1.5 27.1 2.6 32.8 2.2 40.4 2.4
    Hispanic 34.6 1.3 29.0 1.8 35.0 2.6 41.9 2.4
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor 31.2 1.5 28.5 2.0 31.4 2.4 35.6 2.7
    Near poor/low 32.5 1.1 29.5 1.7 31.0 1.8 38.1 2.0
    Middle 39.5 1.0 36.0 1.9 36.4 1.5 44.0 1.3
    High 43.4 0.8 43.2 2.6 42.8 1.6 43.7 0.9
                 
Insurance coverage                
Under age 65                
    Any private 43.5 0.7 40.5 1.8 40.7 1.1 45.4 0.8
    Public only 32.0 1.5 30.0 2.4 33.9 3.1 33.1 4.1
    Uninsured 37.3 1.7 34.5 2.4 38.7 3.1 38.5 3.1
Age 65 and over                
    Medicare only 27.9 1.9 24.3 2.5 31.5 3.5 28.5 3.7
    Medicare and private 29.3 1.4 32.6 2.5 25.3 2.1 31.1 2.2
    Medicare and other public 24.0 2.9 24.8 3.9 * * * *
                 
Residence locationc                
    Metropolitan-large 41.3 0.8 33.9 1.5 39.1 1.4 44.7 1.0
    Metropolitan-small 38.1 0.9 33.4 1.8 35.4 1.4 41.5 1.3
    Micropolitan 36.5 1.4 33.2 2.4 37.3 2.2 37.7 2.3
    Noncore-adjacent 34.2 2.1 34.9 3.9 33.6 3.5 34.4 3.7
    Noncore-rural 36.5 2.7 * * 31.2 5.4 41.9 4.5
                 

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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