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Table 165d: Education - Adults who do not strongly agree that doctor understands their background and values, by education, 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 40.5 0.9 33.4 2.3 39.2 1.7 43.2 1.2
                 
Age                
    18-44 48.1 1.3 39.8 3.5 48.2 2.3 49.8 1.6
    45-64 36.5 1.6 34.6 4.2 31.2 2.9 40.2 2.2
    65 and over 22.5 2.0 24.2 4.0 22.6 3.5 21.5 2.9
                 
Gender                
    Male 43.4 1.4 34.1 3.6 43.7 2.7 45.7 1.9
    Female 38.0 1.1 32.9 2.9 35.7 2.1 41.1 1.5
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 38.2 2.2 33.2 3.6 44.4 4.2 39.1 3.7
    Hispanic 40.8 1.0 33.5 2.8 38.7 1.8 43.6 1.3
                 
Race                
    White 40.0 1.1 35.6 2.9 37.2 2.0 42.8 1.4
    Black or African American 41.0 2.1 22.9 3.9 43.8 3.6 47.2 3.1
    Asian 51.4 3.2 * * 57.1 8.5 51.1 3.5
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 40.2 9.1 * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
    < 100% of poverty level 41.1 2.7 39.3 4.3 30.2 4.3 55.0 5.0
    100-199% of poverty level 43.0 2.1 36.2 4.6 39.2 3.4 51.3 3.3
    200-399% of poverty level 40.9 1.8 37.5 5.7 42.2 3.1 40.7 2.3
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 40.6 1.7 44.1 12.4 30.3 3.9 43.2 1.9
                 
Residence location                
    Urban 42.7 1.5 32.7 3.3 41.8 2.8 46.2 2.0
    Suburban 41.1 1.3 36.4 4.2 38.9 2.5 43.1 1.7
    Rural 35.6 2.0 31.1 4.3 37.0 3.5 37.0 3.1
                 

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Commonwealth Fund Health Care Quality Survey.

 

 

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