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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 3a
Women age 18 and over who report they had a Pap smear within the past 3 yearsa, by race, United States, 2003
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 79.2 0.4 79.1 0.4 82.8 0.9 67.8 2.6 * * 84.3 4.8 79.4 3.6
Age (not age adjusted) 18-44 83.9 0.5 83.8 0.6 88.8 1.2 66.6 3.3 * * 87.3 5.2 87.4 3.7
45–64 81.3 0.7 81.1 0.7 84.7 1.5 74.6 4.7 * * * * 79.1 6.7
65 and over 60.8 1.0 60.9 1.0 60.3 3.0 61.5 7.6 * * * * * *
Health insuranceb, age 18-64 Private 86.8 0.5 86.7 0.5 91.5 1.0 74.9 2.8 * * * * 91.1 3.5
Public 83.1 1.0 82.3 1.3 87.0 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 65.8 1.2 64.7 1.3 75.2 2.5 47.2 6.8 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 62.7 1.2 62.2 1.3 67.4 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and public 60.9 2.6 61.7 2.9 58.9 6.4 * * * * * * * *
Medicare only 56.5 2.0 57.1 2.1 55.4 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Family incomec Negative or poor 68.8 1.3 67.4 1.5 77.2 2.1 44.9 6.9 * * * * 65.3 6.4
Near poor/low 73.0 1.1 71.2 1.2 82.0 2.1 65.9 6.9 * * * * * *
Middle 79.5 0.8 78.9 0.9 85.4 2.0 72.4 4.4 * * * * * *
High 85.4 0.8 85.7 0.8 89.6 2.8 72.9 4.8 * * * * * *
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 67.7 1.1 66.8 1.2 72.9 2.5 67.5 5.4 * * * * * *
High school graduate 77.5 0.7 77.5 0.8 82.9 1.7 61.9 6.1 * * * * * *
At least some college 84.7 0.5 84.6 0.5 89.8 1.2 77.4 3.3 * * * * 81.6 4.6
Residence location Urban 79.2 0.4 79.2 0.5 83.2 1.0 66.1 2.7 * * 85.8 4.8 80.6 3.8
Rural 79.4 0.8 79.2 0.8 82.0 2.7 * * * * * * * *

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c 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.

* 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

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