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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 168A_c
Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, by family incomea, United States, 2002
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   55.3 0.6 56.6 1.3 57.0 1.2 54.1 1.0 55.2 0.8
Age 18-44 51.2 0.7 51.5 2.0 53.8 1.6 49.6 1.4 51.7 1.1
45-64 56.5 0.8 56.0 2.2 56.0 2.4 57.4 1.7 56.2 1.2
65 and over 62.7 1.1 69.6 2.2 61.9 2.0 61.6 2.0 62.2 2.0
Gender Male 56.3 0.8 52.5 2.2 54.3 1.9 54.5 1.4 58.4 1.1
Female 54.6 0.7 58.7 1.6 58.5 1.3 53.9 1.2 52.3 1.0
Race White, single race 54.8 0.6 53.5 1.5 56.5 1.4 53.9 1.1 54.9 0.8
Black, single race 63.5 1.5 66.8 2.3 64.9 2.7 58.8 2.7 65.1 2.6
Asian, single race 48.1 3.3 * * * * 47.9 6.0 48.3 4.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 55.1 4.6 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 44.7 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 55.0 0.6 55.7 1.5 56.6 1.3 53.9 1.1 55.1 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 54.4 0.6 51.5 1.8 55.9 1.6 53.6 1.2 54.9 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 63.4 1.5 66.9 2.3 64.9 2.7 58.7 2.7 64.7 2.7
Hispanic (all races) 57.9 1.2 60.6 2.7 59.2 2.6 56.4 2.3 56.5 2.7
Educationb Less than high school graduate 57.8 1.1 59.5 1.9 61.0 1.6 53.2 1.9 58.4 2.3
High school graduate 57.3 0.8 57.6 2.3 58.0 1.9 57.0 1.4 57.2 1.5
At least some college 53.0 0.7 50.6 2.9 51.2 2.2 51.9 1.3 54.0 1.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 53.2 0.7 48.2 3.2 54.5 1.8 52.3 1.2 53.9 0.8
Public only 58.7 1.5 59.3 2.2 59.5 2.9 56.4 4.9 * *
Uninsured 50.8 1.7 46.4 2.8 50.0 3.0 51.9 3.2 57.2 3.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 63.9 1.9 69.0 4.1 61.0 3.3 64.8 3.7 64.2 4.2
Medicare and private 62.0 1.5 68.9 3.9 63.5 3.0 59.7 2.6 61.7 2.4
Medicare and other public 63.8 2.9 71.1 3.7 59.1 5.0 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 53.4 0.8 56.6 1.8 56.4 1.7 51.3 1.3 53.1 1.1
Metropolitan-small 57.6 1.2 55.3 2.9 58.1 2.3 55.4 2.0 59.5 1.4
Micropolitan 57.8 1.4 58.3 3.0 56.1 3.5 60.3 1.9 56.5 2.3
Noncore-adjacent 55.7 2.3 60.0 4.9 58.7 4.6 61.6 5.8 44.0 4.4
Noncore-not adjacent 58.4 3.8 * * * * 55.0 5.3 * *
Preferred language English 55.3 0.6 55.0 1.4 57.1 1.3 54.1 1.0 55.6 0.8
Other 55.1 1.7 66.3 2.7 56.1 2.9 55.0 2.8 47.2 3.9
Born in U.S. Yes 55.6 0.6 55.9 1.4 57.6 1.3 53.9 1.0 56.0 0.8
No 53.0 1.5 60.1 2.9 53.8 2.9 55.9 2.6 48.1 2.6

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: 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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