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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 214A_a
Adults who rated their health care in the past year 0 to 6 on a scale from 0 to 10, by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 14.4 0.4 13.4 0.4 18.2 1.1 21.0 2.4 * * 21.0 4.6 21.4 3.8
Age 18-44 16.6 0.6 16.1 0.7 18.6 1.6 18.4 2.5 * * * * * *
45-64 13.7 0.6 12.2 0.6 19.6 1.8 27.5 4.3 * * * * * *
65 and over 10.2 0.7 9.9 0.7 13.3 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 14.6 0.6 13.7 0.6 18.2 1.7 22.0 3.3 * * * * * *
Female 14.2 0.4 13.3 0.5 18.1 1.3 20.3 3.3 * * * * 19.7 4.8
Family incomea Negative/poor 22.5 1.2 21.8 1.4 25.0 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 19.5 1.1 18.9 1.1 20.8 2.8 * * * * * * * *
Middle 15.2 0.7 14.3 0.7 17.5 2.0 31.2 5.6 * * * * * *
High 10.3 0.5 9.7 0.6 12.4 1.7 15.8 3.1 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 20.3 0.9 20.2 0.9 19.8 2.1 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 14.8 0.7 13.4 0.7 19.8 1.8 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 12.0 0.5 11.3 0.5 15.1 1.6 18.3 2.3 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 12.9 0.4 12.2 0.5 15.2 1.4 19.7 2.8 * * * * * *
Public only 25.5 1.4 24.5 1.8 26.1 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 26.0 1.5 25.3 1.8 29.9 4.0 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.8 1.4 12.5 1.6 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 8.3 0.8 8.1 0.9 13.6 3.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 14.2 2.0 14.6 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.4 0.6 14.3 0.6 19.4 1.5 20.6 2.7 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 12.2 0.7 11.4 0.7 14.5 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 14.2 0.9 14.3 1.0 14.5 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 18.0 2.0 16.8 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 14.1 2.9 14.0 3.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 13.7 0.4 12.9 0.4 17.9 1.1 17.6 2.7 * * 20.7 4.7 20.5 3.9
Other 22.9 1.5 22.0 1.7 * * 24.6 4.1 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 13.5 0.4 12.8 0.4 18.1 1.2 * * * * 20.9 4.7 21.2 4.2
No 20.2 1.1 19.7 1.4 18.7 3.5 22.4 3.0 * * * * * *

a 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.

b 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.

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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