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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 210d
People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, 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 18.8 0.5 19.0 0.9 18.0 0.7 19.2 0.7
Age 18-44 18.6 0.7 19.9 1.3 19.1 0.9 17.9 0.9
45-64 18.8 0.8 19.7 1.4 17.3 1.1 19.5 1.1
65 and over 19.0 1.1 17.2 1.6 16.7 1.5 22.8 1.8
Gender Male 17.8 0.6 18.3 1.4 17.1 0.9 18.0 0.8
Female 19.5 0.5 19.6 1.0 18.6 0.9 20.2 0.7
Race White, single race 19.1 0.6 19.3 1.1 18.5 0.8 19.5 0.7
Black, single race 17.5 1.2 19.5 2.1 15.9 1.7 17.8 1.7
Asian, single race 15.4 2.2 17.2 4.1 10.1 2.8 16.5 3.1
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 23.2 5.7 * * * * * *
Multiple races 13.0 2.5 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 18.5 0.5 18.4 1.1 17.7 0.7 19.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 18.9 0.6 18.6 1.4 18.2 0.8 19.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 17.0 1.2 18.7 2.0 15.6 1.7 17.3 1.7
Hispanic, all races 21.5 1.2 21.7 1.7 21.3 1.9 21.3 2.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 21.7 1.1 24.7 1.6 20.3 1.9 18.1 2.1
Near poor/low 20.5 1.0 18.0 1.6 19.3 1.4 24.9 1.8
Middle 18.8 0.8 17.8 1.7 18.4 1.2 19.6 1.1
High 17.5 0.7 15.9 2.0 16.2 1.1 18.2 0.9
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 17.6 0.6 17.9 1.3 16.9 0.9 18.0 0.7
Public only 25.2 1.6 22.6 2.3 26.6 2.3 27.7 3.0
Uninsured 21.6 1.4 21.7 2.0 20.6 2.3 22.6 2.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 20.0 1.8 17.5 2.9 18.0 2.7 25.0 3.5
Medicare and private 18.3 1.4 15.7 2.4 15.6 1.8 22.2 2.1
Medicare and other public 20.3 2.3 20.3 2.5 21.4 5.8 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 19.7 0.7 21.0 1.3 19.2 1.0 19.5 0.9
Metropolitan-small 18.1 1.0 17.7 1.8 17.4 1.3 18.8 1.4
Micropolitan 17.5 1.2 17.4 2.1 15.5 1.8 19.2 2.2
Noncore-adjacent 16.8 2.0 15.7 4.1 18.5 3.0 15.9 3.3
Noncore-not adjacent 15.4 3.1 * * 12.1 3.1 19.5 4.2
Preferred language English 18.6 0.5 18.8 1.1 17.9 0.7 19.0 0.7
Other 20.3 1.4 20.1 1.8 18.3 2.6 21.7 2.5
Born in U.S. Yes 18.8 0.5 18.8 1.1 18.3 0.7 19.2 0.7
No 18.3 1.1 20.1 1.7 14.9 1.8 18.8 1.6

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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