Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 195A_c
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   14.4 0.4 21.3 1.1 17.1 0.9 14.5 0.6 12.0 0.5
Age 18-44 16.3 0.6 23.6 1.7 18.5 1.3 16.5 0.9 13.6 0.9
45-64 14.1 0.6 24.0 1.9 21.4 1.7 14.3 1.2 11.4 0.7
65 and over 10.3 0.7 12.1 1.7 12.3 1.3 9.5 1.2 9.0 1.1
Gender Male 14.7 0.6 21.7 1.9 19.6 1.4 15.4 1.0 11.9 0.7
Female 14.2 0.4 21.1 1.3 15.8 1.0 13.9 0.8 12.1 0.6
Race White, single race 13.8 0.4 21.6 1.4 16.1 1.0 14.3 0.7 11.4 0.5
Black, single race 16.2 1.1 19.9 2.1 22.4 2.6 14.0 1.5 11.1 2.2
Asian, single race 19.4 2.2 * * * * 17.7 3.9 20.5 3.1
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 23.9 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 20.1 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 14.0 0.4 21.1 1.3 16.5 1.0 13.9 0.7 11.9 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 13.2 0.4 21.4 1.7 15.1 1.1 13.6 0.7 11.3 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 16.1 1.1 19.9 2.1 22.5 2.6 13.5 1.6 11.1 2.2
Hispanic (all races) 18.9 0.9 22.1 2.0 20.5 1.7 20.0 1.6 13.4 2.0
Educationb Less than high school graduate 18.1 0.8 24.3 1.8 17.6 1.3 16.9 1.5 14.1 1.8
High school graduate 15.1 0.6 20.6 1.8 17.1 1.4 15.2 0.9 12.6 1.0
At least some college 12.5 0.5 17.2 2.2 16.0 1.5 12.8 0.8 11.5 0.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 13.5 0.4 18.0 2.6 16.5 1.4 14.6 0.8 12.1 0.6
Public only 22.2 1.3 21.7 1.7 23.1 2.6 22.2 3.2 * *
Uninsured 25.7 1.5 34.8 2.7 24.2 2.8 22.2 2.6 21.9 3.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.6 1.3 12.5 2.8 17.3 2.9 8.4 2.0 12.1 2.5
Medicare and private 8.5 0.8 11.4 2.9 7.2 1.5 10.1 1.4 7.5 1.2
Medicare and other public 15.1 1.8 12.6 2.4 18.8 3.4 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.5 0.6 19.9 1.6 17.4 1.2 16.5 0.9 13.7 0.8
Metropolitan-small 13.1 0.6 22.5 2.1 17.3 1.8 13.1 1.1 9.3 0.8
Micropolitan 12.6 0.8 25.0 3.2 14.1 1.8 10.7 1.3 9.9 1.2
Noncore-adjacent 14.4 1.6 15.4 2.8 19.4 3.0 12.8 2.2 11.7 3.3
Noncore-not adjacent 14.6 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 14.0 0.4 21.9 1.3 17.2 1.0 14.2 0.7 11.4 0.5
Other 18.7 1.2 17.1 2.1 16.3 2.1 17.9 2.0 22.8 3.4
Born in U.S. Yes 14.0 0.4 21.6 1.3 17.0 1.0 14.3 0.7 11.4 0.5
No 17.3 1.0 19.7 2.3 17.7 1.9 16.2 1.6 17.3 1.9

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 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; SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Return to Contents

 

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care