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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 195C_c
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 9-10 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   45.3 0.6 44.8 1.4 45.9 1.1 45.3 0.9 45.2 0.9
Age 18-44 39.5 0.7 39.8 1.8 38.5 1.7 38.8 1.2 40.4 1.2
45-64 45.3 0.8 40.9 2.6 46.3 2.3 47.1 1.5 44.9 1.1
65 and over 59.0 1.1 61.7 2.5 55.4 2.1 60.1 1.9 60.0 2.0
Gender Male 44.1 0.8 42.2 2.4 43.5 1.8 43.9 1.3 44.7 1.2
Female 46.2 0.6 46.1 1.6 47.2 1.3 46.2 1.1 45.7 1.1
Race White, single race 45.7 0.6 43.5 1.7 46.5 1.3 45.6 1.0 45.9 1.0
Black, single race 47.5 1.4 50.4 2.6 46.4 2.5 46.7 2.5 47.1 3.2
Asian, single race 35.2 2.7 * * * * 36.9 4.6 34.2 3.9
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 38.1 3.8 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 37.4 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 45.5 0.6 44.3 1.6 45.8 1.2 45.8 0.9 45.5 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 46.0 0.7 42.5 2.1 46.4 1.4 46.3 1.1 46.3 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 47.4 1.4 50.1 2.7 46.4 2.5 46.9 2.6 46.8 3.2
Hispanic (all races) 43.1 1.2 47.0 2.2 46.7 2.7 40.6 2.2 40.2 3.1
Educationb Less than high school graduate 47.2 1.0 48.1 1.8 48.9 1.8 45.7 1.9 45.8 2.6
High school graduate 46.6 0.9 42.3 2.2 48.1 2.0 46.9 1.3 46.8 1.5
At least some college 43.8 0.8 42.5 3.1 39.8 2.2 43.8 1.3 44.5 1.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 42.2 0.6 39.0 3.3 40.2 1.8 41.9 1.1 42.8 0.9
Public only 44.5 1.5 44.2 1.8 46.6 3.0 43.5 4.0 * *
Uninsured 38.2 1.7 33.6 2.9 38.9 3.1 39.7 3.0 40.7 4.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 56.7 2.2 57.5 5.8 51.5 3.9 59.6 3.4 59.1 4.2
Medicare and private 60.2 1.4 62.6 4.0 58.0 2.8 60.4 2.5 60.8 2.2
Medicare and other public 57.6 2.7 64.7 4.0 53.9 4.5 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 43.3 0.7 44.9 1.9 45.1 2.0 42.4 1.0 43.1 1.1
Metropolitan-small 47.9 1.1 44.5 3.0 47.7 1.6 47.7 1.7 48.9 1.7
Micropolitan 47.9 1.4 47.3 2.8 45.6 2.6 49.8 2.2 47.6 2.6
Noncore-adjacent 44.6 3.4 42.7 4.8 42.2 4.3 48.8 6.4 42.5 5.0
Noncore-not adjacent 47.2 4.3 * * * * 47.4 6.6 * *
Preferred language English 45.5 0.6 43.6 1.6 45.7 1.2 45.7 0.9 45.7 0.9
Other 42.9 1.4 52.1 2.4 47.0 3.2 40.5 2.6 36.0 3.9
Born in U.S. Yes 46.0 0.6 44.0 1.6 46.3 1.2 46.0 0.9 46.4 0.9
No 39.9 1.3 48.9 2.8 43.7 3.0 39.8 2.3 35.4 2.4

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.

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