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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 33a
Adult smokers receiving advice to quit smoking, by race, United States, 2002
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   63.5 1.1 63.9 1.2 61.5 2.9 * * * * * * * *
                               
Age 18-44 57.1 1.7 57.0 1.8 55.9 3.8 * * * * * * * *
45-64 69.2 1.5 70.0 1.7 65.4 3.9 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 71.2 2.9 71.2 2.9 * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Gender Male 61.9 1.7 61.8 1.8 60.4 4.3 * * * * * * * *
Female 64.9 1.5 65.7 1.6 62.3 3.8 * * * * * * * *
                               
Family incomea Negative or poor 57.9 2.5 56.4 3.1 61.1 4.8 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 62.6 2.3 63.5 2.9 61.9 4.9 * * * * * * * *
Middle 63.2 1.9 63.1 2.2 62.4 4.7 * * * * * * * *
High 67.3 2.1 67.9 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Educationb Less than high school graduate 62.6 2.4 63.3 2.6 64.6 4.2 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 62.5 1.6 63.1 1.7 57.8 4.3 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 65.0 1.8 65.1 1.9 60.8 4.8 * * * * * * * *
                               
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 63.8 1.4 64.3 1.5 61.1 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Public only 65.6 2.5 65.6 3.1 63.2 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 51.3 3.2 51.1 3.5 * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 71.8 3.8 71.0 4.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 65.2 1.6 65.8 1.8 62.3 3.3 * * * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 61.4 2.1 61.9 2.2 58.1 6.6 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 63.4 2.8 64.4 3.0 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 53.4 7.4 52.9 7.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Preferred language English 64.1 1.1 64.4 1.2 61.5 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Other 54.1 4.7 54.9 5.3 * * * * * * * * * *
                               
Born in U.S. Yes 63.9 1.1 64.5 1.3 61.6 2.9 * * * * * * * *
No 59.4 4.5 56.2 5.2 * * * * * * * * * *
                               

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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