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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 16b
Adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in the past year, by ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black 
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 67.6 1.3 69.0 1.3 69.9 1.6 66.7 2.9 58.1 3.1
Age 18-44 51.6 3.6 52.6 4.2 51.8 5.4 * * * *
45-64 65.0 2.0 65.7 2.2 64.9 2.6 70.3 3.6 60.2 4.1
65 and over 76.0 1.7 77.4 1.8 79.1 2.1 69.1 4.3 61.8 5.5
Gender Male 66.2 1.8 67.4 2.0 68.6 2.3 63.5 4.7 57.4 4.7
Female 69.1 1.7 70.6 1.9 71.3 2.3 68.6 3.5 58.7 3.8
Family incomea Negative or poor 59.0 3.3 57.4 3.8 57.5 5.6 58.0 5.6 * *
Near poor/low 65.5 2.5 67.2 2.6 66.4 3.3 70.2 4.1 56.9 5.3
Middle 65.2 2.3 68.2 2.5 68.5 3.2 * * 49.1 5.3
High 74.8 2.0 74.7 2.1 75.9 2.4 * * * *
Educationb Less than high school graduate 63.6 2.5 65.4 3.0 64.6 3.5 67.4 4.8 57.8 4.2
High school graduate 70.0 2.1 70.4 2.2 71.1 2.6 65.3 4.0 * *
At least some college 69.8 2.2 70.9 2.3 73.1 2.6 * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 66.7 2.1 67.1 2.3 67.3 2.6 68.4 5.0 63.6 5.2
Public only 57.0 3.1 56.2 3.6 * * * * * *
Uninsured 42.7 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 75.8 3.3 78.4 3.5 82.4 3.8 * * * *
Medicare and private 77.7 2.3 77.9 2.4 78.4 2.6 * * * *
Medicare and other public 70.5 4.6 73.1 5.2 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 68.6 2.0 70.2 2.2 71.6 2.8 69.4 3.8 60.2 3.7
Metropolitan-small 67.5 2.3 69.2 2.3 69.9 2.5 * * 53.9 6.2
Micropolitan 66.3 3.2 67.0 3.3 67.6 3.9 * * * *
Noncore 63.8 4.8 64.5 5.0 65.8 5.4 * * * *
Preferred language English 69.4 1.3 69.8 1.4 70.6 1.6 66.8 3.0 62.9 4.8
Other 53.9 3.5 * * * * * * 55.1 4.0
Born in U.S. Yes 68.7 1.3 69.4 1.4 70.2 1.6 66.1 3.2 59.8 4.1
No 60.5 3.4 * * * * * * 56.5 4.6

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: 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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