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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 213d
People with provider who usually asks about medications and treatments other doctors may give, 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 77.8 0.6 77.2 1.0 76.2 0.9 79.0 0.7
Age 18-44 78.4 0.9 77.7 1.4 76.7 1.3 79.7 1.0
45-64 77.1 0.8 77.0 1.7 74.8 1.3 78.5 1.0
65 and over 77.7 1.1 76.9 1.7 77.5 1.9 78.5 1.7
Gender Male 77.7 0.8 78.0 1.4 76.2 1.1 78.6 0.9
Female 77.8 0.6 76.7 1.2 76.2 1.0 79.4 0.8
Race White, single race 77.5 0.7 77.0 1.1 75.9 1.0 78.6 0.8
Black, single race 80.5 1.5 78.5 2.3 79.1 2.2 83.2 2.1
Asian, single race 76.0 2.3 73.5 4.9 69.2 6.0 78.7 2.7
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 81.6 4.8 * * * * * *
Multiple races 79.8 3.2 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 77.7 0.7 76.8 1.2 76.0 1.0 79.1 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 77.4 0.7 76.5 1.3 75.7 1.0 78.7 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 80.4 1.5 78.1 2.4 78.9 2.3 83.3 2.1
Hispanic, all races 78.2 1.3 79.1 1.8 78.2 2.0 77.2 2.4
Family incomeb Negative/poor 75.1 1.5 73.7 1.8 73.5 2.5 79.9 2.6
Near poor/low 78.2 1.2 78.8 1.6 78.0 1.8 78.0 2.1
Middle 76.7 1.0 78.3 1.8 76.2 1.4 76.5 1.3
High 78.9 0.8 77.5 2.5 76.1 1.4 80.3 0.9
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 78.3 0.7 78.4 1.7 76.0 1.1 79.4 0.8
Public only 74.5 1.5 75.8 1.9 74.2 2.6 72.7 2.8
Uninsured 77.2 1.4 76.5 2.2 76.6 2.4 78.5 2.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 76.3 1.9 74.3 3.0 79.6 3.0 75.1 3.1
Medicare and private 78.1 1.4 77.7 2.4 76.9 2.3 79.4 2.1
Medicare and other public 79.3 2.5 79.6 2.7 75.9 5.5 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 78.0 0.8 76.1 1.6 77.0 1.0 79.2 0.9
Metropolitan-small 77.7 1.3 77.6 1.7 76.6 1.8 78.6 1.3
Micropolitan 77.6 1.9 83.1 2.3 74.1 2.7 78.0 2.5
Noncore-adjacent 78.3 3.2 76.9 3.9 74.9 4.1 83.7 4.1
Noncore-not adjacent 73.1 4.0 68.2 5.7 70.7 5.3 79.2 4.7
Preferred language English 78.0 0.7 77.2 1.2 76.1 0.9 79.4 0.7
Other 75.6 1.7 77.2 2.3 77.9 2.7 72.0 3.0
Born in U.S. Yes 78.0 0.7 76.7 1.1 76.5 1.0 79.4 0.8
No 76.6 1.3 79.4 1.9 72.9 2.5 76.7 1.9

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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