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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 194a
People with a provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, by race, United States, 2002
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   75.1 0.6 75.3 0.7 77.5 1.3 67.5 2.7 * * 71.0 5.6 73.5 2.8
Age 0-17 71.0 1.0 70.1 1.1 78.6 1.9 61.3 4.6 * * 61.7 8.1 71.0 4.6
18-44 77.5 0.8 78.0 0.9 77.8 1.6 71.0 3.4 * * 72.1 6.2 71.3 5.1
45-64 77.5 0.8 77.9 0.9 77.3 1.8 70.6 4.2 * * * * * *
65 and over 73.9 1.1 74.2 1.1 73.0 3.6 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 75.1 0.7 75.4 0.7 75.6 1.6 69.7 2.8 * * 69.6 5.8 72.3 3.3
Female 75.2 0.7 75.2 0.7 78.9 1.3 65.6 3.3 * * 72.4 6.7 74.6 3.8
Family incomea Negative or poor 75.5 1.3 75.3 1.5 78.2 2.4 * * * * * * 70.9 5.6
Near poor/low 75.2 1.2 75.2 1.3 76.8 2.4 62.2 6.7 * * * * * *
Middle 72.9 1.0 73.2 1.1 75.3 2.4 62.6 5.6 * * * * 72.9 5.5
High 76.8 0.7 76.9 0.8 80.2 2.1 72.0 3.5 * * * * 70.7 4.9
Educationb Less than high school graduate 75.0 1.1 75.5 1.2 75.1 2.2 68.2 5.7 * * * * * *
High school graduate 76.0 0.9 76.1 1.0 75.2 1.9 77.5 4.8 * * * * * *
At least some college 78.1 0.8 78.5 0.8 80.0 1.8 67.5 3.3 * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 75.3 0.7 75.5 0.7 78.6 1.4 69.5 3.0 * * 64.8 7.9 71.1 3.8
Public only 75.1 1.5 74.9 1.7 77.9 2.3 51.0 7.4 * * * * 75.2 5.6
Uninsured 76.0 1.4 76.2 1.6 73.5 3.2 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 72.1 2.1 71.8 2.3 79.6 4.9 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 74.6 1.2 75.1 1.3 68.2 5.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 75.4 2.4 76.3 2.7 73.9 5.3 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 74.4 0.7 74.9 0.8 75.4 1.7 66.7 3.2 * * 64.4 7.5 70.3 4.2
Metropolitan-small 76.6 1.3 76.1 1.3 82.5 1.8 70.5 6.1 * * * * 78.4 4.4
Micropolitan 76.1 1.5 75.5 1.6 82.1 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 73.6 2.7 74.1 2.6 81.3 9.3 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 72.3 4.0 72.9 4.0 * * * * * * * * * *
CSHCN Yes 74.3 1.5 73.4 1.8 80.1 2.7 * * * * * * * *
No 70.2 1.0 69.3 1.1 78.3 2.1 60.4 4.9 * * * * 71.5 4.9
Preferred language English 74.9 0.7 74.8 0.7 77.4 1.3 67.1 3.2 * * 72.7 5.6 73.0 2.8
Other 78.0 1.5 80.8 1.4 * * 68.0 3.7 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 75.0 0.6 74.9 0.7 77.3 1.3 64.5 4.5 * * 71.5 5.8 72.3 2.8
No 76.9 1.3 79.5 1.3 81.3 3.4 68.9 2.9 * * * * * *

a 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.

b 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.

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; CSHCN: Children with special health care needs; 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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