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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 187d
People who have a usual primary care provider, 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   74.0 0.5 70.0 1.0 73.8 0.7 76.0 0.7
Age 18-44 65.0 0.7 57.4 1.3 63.4 1.0 69.5 1.0
45-64 80.7 0.6 75.7 1.4 81.1 0.9 82.0 0.8
65 and over 90.0 0.6 91.2 0.7 90.6 1.0 88.1 1.3
Gender Male 69.3 0.7 63.3 1.3 68.2 0.9 72.9 0.9
Female 78.3 0.5 76.3 1.0 79.0 0.8 78.9 0.6
Race White, single race 75.1 0.6 69.8 1.1 75.3 0.7 77.4 0.7
Black, single race 69.6 1.3 70.8 1.9 67.9 2.0 70.5 1.7
Asian, single race 65.8 2.4 71.6 5.4 64.2 4.6 64.9 2.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 68.4 4.0 * * 62.0 7.4 * *
Multiple races 67.6 3.0 * * * * 69.7 4.8
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 76.5 0.5 76.5 1.0 75.8 0.7 76.9 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 78.3 0.5 78.3 1.0 77.8 0.7 78.6 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 69.8 1.3 70.8 2.0 68.2 2.0 70.7 1.8
Hispanic (all races) 56.2 1.3 52.1 1.8 56.4 1.8 63.6 2.0
Family incomeb Negative or poor 64.3 1.3 63.6 1.6 64.4 2.0 65.3 2.2
Near poor/low 67.6 0.9 68.4 1.5 67.3 1.5 67.0 1.7
Middle 73.6 0.8 69.7 1.5 73.5 1.1 75.7 1.1
High 79.4 0.7 81.7 1.7 80.5 0.9 78.6 0.8
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 76.6 0.6 74.5 1.2 76.0 0.8 77.5 0.7
Public only 73.3 1.4 73.1 1.6 73.0 2.2 74.6 2.9
Uninsured 41.4 1.3 36.9 1.8 43.6 1.7 44.8 2.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 88.9 1.3 89.0 1.5 90.7 1.8 86.6 2.7
Medicare and private 90.8 0.7 93.1 1.1 90.6 1.2 89.5 1.4
Medicare and other public 91.3 1.4 92.4 1.5 91.0 3.1 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 72.0 0.8 67.3 1.5 70.3 1.1 74.8 0.9
Metropolitan-small 75.5 1.0 71.4 1.5 76.2 1.1 77.0 1.2
Micropolitan 77.1 1.3 72.4 2.2 78.7 1.6 78.7 1.6
Noncore-adjacent 79.5 2.5 77.2 3.0 79.3 3.4 82.3 4.0
Noncore-not adjacent 80.6 3.6 81.7 3.7 81.6 4.6 78.5 5.3
Preferred language English 76.1 0.5 74.8 1.0 75.7 0.7 77.0 0.7
Other 56.6 1.5 54.9 1.9 51.0 2.6 63.5 2.2
Born in U.S. Yes 76.4 0.5 74.9 0.9 75.8 0.7 77.4 0.7
No 60.5 1.3 55.3 2.0 56.7 2.2 67.2 1.8

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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