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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 166C_d
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with thema, by educationb, United States, 2002
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   10.8 0.3 13.4 0.6 10.9 0.4 9.8 0.4
Age 18-44 13.1 0.4 17.7 1.0 13.7 0.7 11.3 0.5
45-64 9.7 0.4 12.9 1.0 10.3 0.6 8.6 0.4
65 and over 7.3 0.5 8.4 0.8 6.3 0.7 7.3 0.8
Gender Male 10.6 0.4 13.4 0.9 11.6 0.6 9.0 0.5
Female 11.0 0.3 13.5 0.8 10.5 0.5 10.4 0.4
Race White, single race 10.4 0.3 13.1 0.7 10.5 0.4 9.5 0.4
Black, single race 11.4 0.7 14.2 1.4 12.0 1.2 9.1 0.9
Asian, single race 14.9 1.5 * * 14.3 2.9 14.0 2.0
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 18.4 2.9 * * * * * *
Multiple races 13.8 2.3 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 10.3 0.3 12.3 0.7 10.6 0.4 9.5 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 9.8 0.3 11.5 0.7 10.1 0.5 9.2 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 11.5 0.7 14.1 1.4 12.2 1.2 9.1 0.9
Hispanic (all races) 15.6 0.8 17.8 1.2 15.1 1.4 13.3 1.3
Family incomec Negative or poor 15.8 0.9 18.9 1.4 14.9 1.2 11.8 1.6
Near poor/low 12.5 0.6 12.7 0.9 12.5 1.0 12.3 1.1
Middle 11.2 0.5 12.8 1.1 11.1 0.7 10.6 0.8
High 8.9 0.3 9.6 1.1 8.9 0.7 8.8 0.4
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 10.4 0.3 12.8 0.9 11.1 0.6 9.6 0.4
Public only 15.8 1.0 16.5 1.4 14.7 1.4 16.4 2.6
Uninsured 18.8 1.1 24.3 2.1 18.3 1.8 14.3 1.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 8.5 0.9 8.3 1.3 8.2 1.6 9.2 1.9
Medicare and private 6.6 0.6 8.0 1.3 5.5 0.8 6.8 0.8
Medicare and other public 8.4 1.1 9.3 1.4 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 11.6 0.4 15.1 0.9 12.5 0.7 10.1 0.5
Metropolitan-small 10.0 0.5 11.5 1.1 9.7 0.7 9.5 0.7
Micropolitan 8.9 0.6 11.2 1.2 8.0 0.9 8.5 0.8
Noncore-adjacent 10.8 1.0 14.5 2.3 9.8 1.4 8.7 1.4
Noncore-not adjacent 12.2 2.4 * * 14.5 3.4 * *
Preferred language English 10.3 0.3 12.7 0.6 10.7 0.4 9.3 0.4
Other 16.3 1.1 16.7 1.4 15.1 2.4 16.6 1.9
Born in U.S. Yes 10.3 0.3 12.6 0.6 10.6 0.4 9.4 0.4
No 14.3 0.9 16.9 1.3 15.5 1.7 12.1 1.2

a For the percent estimates, the weights are adjusted for non-response based on how many of the 4 questions had a response.

b Persons age 18 and over. 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 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.

d 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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