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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 200d
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by education,a United States, 2003
    Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 27.9 0.6 45.5 1.1 30.3 0.9 19.8 0.6
Age 18-44 33.2 0.7 50.0 1.3 36.8 1.0 23.8 0.9
45-64 19.5 0.7 35.9 1.5 20.7 1.1 13.8 0.8
Gender Male 30.2 0.7 48.1 1.4 33.4 1.2 20.9 0.8
Female 25.7 0.6 42.7 1.3 27.3 1.0 18.8 0.8
Race White, single race 26.6 0.6 47.5 1.3 28.6 1.0 17.9 0.7
Black, single race 35.7 1.3 40.7 2.3 38.1 2.1 30.5 2.2
Asian, single race 27.9 2.3 33.6 5.1 31.8 4.6 25.5 2.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 36.8 4.7 * * * * * *
Multiple races 36.3 4.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 24.4 0.5 37.9 1.3 28.1 0.9 18.4 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 22.0 0.6 38.0 1.7 25.6 1.0 16.0 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 35.3 1.3 40.0 2.4 37.6 2.1 30.5 2.1
Hispanic, all races 50.1 1.2 61.9 1.5 46.6 2.0 35.9 1.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 53.1 1.4 56.9 1.8 51.0 2.1 48.9 2.9
Near poor/low 51.0 1.3 57.4 1.8 47.9 1.9 48.2 2.3
Middle 27.7 0.9 37.2 1.9 28.1 1.3 23.8 1.1
High 13.5 0.5 25.3 2.4 16.7 1.2 10.7 0.5
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 27.8 0.8 46.2 1.5 30.0 1.3 20.5 0.8
Metropolitan-small 27.0 1.0 44.2 2.1 31.3 1.5 17.8 1.1
Micropolitan 29.8 2.3 46.6 4.0 30.1 2.7 21.6 2.1
Noncore-adjacent 29.9 2.5 44.3 4.3 28.3 3.2 19.9 3.0
Noncore-not adjacent 28.9 3.6 * * 28.6 3.1 21.7 5.1
Preferred language English 24.7 0.5 38.8 1.3 28.2 0.9 18.3 0.6
Other 52.0 1.5 63.1 1.9 50.6 2.6 38.2 2.5
Born in U.S. Yes 24.9 0.6 39.6 1.3 28.3 0.9 18.1 0.6
No 42.7 1.4 59.5 1.9 43.6 2.3 29.9 2.0

a Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school 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.

b Negative/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.

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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