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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 195A_d
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, 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   14.4 0.4 18.1 0.8 15.1 0.6 12.5 0.5
Age 18-44 16.3 0.6 21.5 1.3 18.0 1.0 13.8 0.7
45-64 14.2 0.6 20.0 1.6 15.0 1.0 12.3 0.8
65 and over 10.2 0.7 12.5 1.2 9.5 1.2 8.6 1.0
Gender Male 14.6 0.6 18.3 1.2 16.3 1.0 12.2 0.8
Female 14.2 0.5 18.0 1.0 14.3 0.7 12.8 0.6
Race White, single race 13.8 0.4 17.5 0.9 14.5 0.6 12.0 0.5
Black, single race 15.8 1.1 18.2 1.8 18.2 1.9 12.2 1.5
Asian, single race 20.0 2.2 * * 19.9 4.8 19.5 2.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 23.9 3.9 * * * * * *
Multiple races 20.1 3.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.9 0.4 17.9 0.9 14.7 0.6 12.2 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 13.2 0.4 16.9 1.0 14.0 0.7 11.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 15.6 1.0 18.3 1.9 17.6 1.7 12.2 1.5
Hispanic (all races) 18.9 0.9 19.2 1.4 20.5 1.8 17.1 1.7
Family incomeb Negative or poor 21.3 1.1 24.3 1.8 20.6 1.8 17.2 2.2
Near poor/low 17.0 0.9 17.6 1.3 17.1 1.4 16.0 1.5
Middle 14.5 0.6 16.9 1.5 15.2 0.9 12.8 0.8
High 12.0 0.5 14.1 1.8 12.6 1.0 11.5 0.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 13.5 0.4 16.5 1.3 14.8 0.8 12.3 0.6
Public only 22.2 1.3 23.4 2.1 22.5 2.0 19.3 2.7
Uninsured 25.8 1.5 30.7 2.5 25.1 2.6 22.0 2.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.4 1.3 12.7 2.0 11.9 2.4 12.5 2.4
Medicare and private 8.4 0.8 11.1 1.8 8.3 1.3 6.8 1.0
Medicare and other public 14.6 1.8 15.2 2.3 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.5 0.6 18.4 1.1 16.8 1.0 13.8 0.8
Metropolitan-small 13.1 0.6 17.3 1.7 14.2 0.9 10.6 0.8
Micropolitan 12.6 0.8 18.3 2.1 11.4 1.4 10.6 0.9
Noncore-adjacent 14.4 1.6 20.5 2.6 12.5 2.3 11.5 2.5
Noncore-not adjacent 14.6 2.6 * * 17.6 3.6 * *
Preferred language English 14.0 0.4 18.4 0.9 15.0 0.6 12.0 0.5
Other 18.7 1.2 17.1 1.6 17.2 2.9 21.7 2.7
Born in U.S. Yes 14.0 0.4 18.3 0.9 14.9 0.6 11.9 0.5
No 17.5 1.0 17.7 1.5 18.0 2.3 17.1 1.6

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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