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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 31b
Adults who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or higha, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                       
Total 90.4 0.2 91.7 0.2 91.9 0.3 92.1 0.5 83.2 0.7
                       
Age (not age adjusted) 18-44 88.0 0.3 90.2 0.4 90.4 0.4 90.7 0.8 77.3 1.0
45-64 92.4 0.3 92.8 0.3 92.9 0.4 94.1 0.7 87.6 1.2
65 and over 94.3 0.4 94.4 0.4 94.8 0.4 92.5 1.3 91.6 1.6
                       
Gender Female 93.0 0.2 93.8 0.3 94.0 0.3 94.0 0.5 88.2 0.8
Male 87.7 0.3 89.5 0.4 89.7 0.4 89.7 0.9 78.5 1.1
                       
Health insuranceb, age 18-64 Private 92.6 0.3 93.0 0.3 93.0 0.3 94.8 0.6 88.4 1.0
Public 93.1 0.5 93.7 0.6 93.6 0.7 94.6 0.9 90.0 1.5
Uninsured 77.6 0.7 80.4 0.8 79.9 1.0 83.6 1.5 72.0 1.3
                       
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 95.1 0.4 95.2 0.5 95.2 0.5 95.3 1.7 94.6 2.0
Medicare and public 94.8 0.9 95.2 1.0 96.7 1.0 93.2 2.1 92.0 2.5
Medicare only 91.7 0.9 92.0 0.9 92.6 1.0 89.9 2.3 89.6 3.1
                       
Family incomec Negative or poor 86.1 0.7 88.5 0.9 88.3 1.1 89.5 1.3 79.0 1.5
Near poor/low 87.2 0.6 89.4 0.7 89.5 0.8 90.3 1.3 81.2 1.3
Middle 90.6 0.5 91.4 0.5 91.5 0.5 93.3 0.9 85.1 1.4
High 93.7 0.4 93.8 0.4 93.6 0.4 95.8 1.2 92.7 1.2
                       
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 82.9 0.7 87.0 0.9 86.6 1.1 88.4 1.5 77.5 1.2
High school graduate 90.8 0.4 90.9 0.4 91.2 0.5 91.6 0.9 89.7 1.2
At least some college 93.7 0.2 93.9 0.3 93.8 0.3 95.4 0.6 91.1 1.2
                       
Residence location Urban 90.2 0.3 91.8 0.3 92.1 0.3 92.3 0.5 82.8 0.8
Rural 91.1 0.5 91.4 0.5 91.4 0.5 91.2 1.4 87.2 2.3
                       
                       

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: SE: Standard error.

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

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