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Table 170d: Education - Adults who do not call their doctor for health information, 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 36.5 0.9 51.3 2.4 39.9 1.6 30.3 1.1
                 
Age                
    18-44 30.7 1.1 39.2 3.4 35.2 2.2 26.5 1.4
    45-64 37.8 1.6 54.8 4.4 41.2 3.0 31.5 2.1
    65 and over 52.2 2.3 65.3 4.2 52.8 4.1 42.6 3.5
                 
Gender                
    Male 41.7 1.4 53.7 3.7 46.3 2.7 35.7 1.8
    Female 32.1 1.1 49.4 3.0 34.8 2.0 25.5 1.3
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic 49.4 2.3 56.8 3.7 46.3 4.2 42.5 3.9
    Hispanic 35.0 0.9 49.1 3.0 39.3 1.8 29.4 1.2
                 
Race                
    White 35.6 1.0 52.2 3.0 39.9 2.0 28.6 1.3
    Black or African American 37.2 2.0 49.3 4.8 37.8 3.5 30.7 2.8
    Asian 35.0 2.9 * * 40.8 8.1 33.3 3.1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 45.1 12.5 * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 37.5 8.6 * * * * * *
                 
Family income                
    < 100% of poverty level 41.4 2.6 45.2 4.3 42.8 4.7 34.5 4.7
    100-199% of poverty level 35.8 2.0 48.2 4.6 34.1 3.2 30.0 3.0
    200-399% of poverty level 33.8 1.7 52.9 5.9 34.8 2.9 29.6 2.1
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 31.2 1.6 61.3 12.3 42.9 4.3 27.3 1.7
                 
Residence location                
    Urban 36.8 1.4 56.7 3.4 37.9 2.7 30.1 1.8
    Suburban 35.1 1.3 52.2 4.2 38.9 2.5 30.0 1.6
    Rural 39.2 2.1 44.0 4.6 44.0 3.5 31.7 3.0
                 

*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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