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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 180d
People under age 65 uninsured all year, by educationa, United States, 2002
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   15.6 0.4 30.2 0.9 16.8 0.6 9.0 0.4
Age 18-44 18.1 0.5 32.7 1.1 19.9 0.8 10.0 0.5
45-64 11.6 0.5 24.3 1.3 12.1 0.8 7.5 0.5
Gender Male 17.7 0.6 34.5 1.3 19.1 0.9 9.6 0.6
Female 13.6 0.4 25.6 1.0 14.5 0.7 8.5 0.5
Race White, single race 15.3 0.5 31.9 1.1 15.9 0.6 8.5 0.4
Black, single race 18.3 1.2 26.0 2.1 19.4 1.6 12.3 1.3
Asian, single race 12.6 1.5 13.3 3.1 22.8 4.7 9.5 1.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 24.6 4.3 * * 28.4 7.0 * *
Multiple races 19.4 2.6 * * * * 17.2 4.3
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 12.5 0.4 22.6 0.9 14.8 0.6 8.1 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 11.4 0.4 22.3 1.1 13.3 0.6 7.4 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 18.2 1.2 26.0 2.1 19.3 1.6 12.3 1.3
Hispanic (all races) 35.5 1.2 47.0 1.6 31.7 2.0 20.1 1.5
Family incomeb Negative or poor 34.1 1.3 39.6 1.6 30.2 2.0 29.5 2.5
Near poor/low 32.6 1.1 39.8 1.7 30.1 1.4 26.9 1.8
Middle 15.3 0.7 25.5 1.5 16.3 1.1 9.7 0.7
High 5.4 0.4 11.1 1.4 6.5 0.7 4.2 0.3
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.3 0.5 31.0 1.4 17.3 1.0 8.8 0.5
Metropolitan-small 15.7 0.9 29.8 1.7 17.9 1.1 8.1 0.9
Micropolitan 16.2 1.6 29.6 2.5 14.4 1.7 10.6 1.7
Noncore-adjacent 17.8 2.0 27.3 3.0 12.6 1.7 16.1 2.9
Noncore-not adjacent 16.8 3.1 * * 12.1 3.4 16.8 3.4
Preferred language English 12.8 0.4 23.7 0.9 14.8 0.6 8.1 0.4
Other 35.9 1.4 47.2 2.1 36.3 2.8 19.6 1.6
Born in U.S. Yes 12.8 0.4 24.3 0.9 14.6 0.6 7.8 0.4
No 29.6 1.2 44.7 2.1 32.3 2.5 15.9 1.2

a Persons 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.

b Negative 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.

c See 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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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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