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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 214A_d
Adults who rated their health care in the past year 0 to 6 on a scale from 0 to 10, 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 14.3 0.4 20.3 0.9 14.8 0.7 12.0 0.5
Age 18-44 16.5 0.6 24.3 1.6 17.9 1.2 13.7 0.7
45-64 13.6 0.6 20.8 2.0 14.1 1.0 11.7 0.8
65 and over 10.2 0.7 14.9 1.3 9.9 1.2 6.7 1.1
Gender Male 14.5 0.6 21.5 1.4 15.3 1.0 11.8 0.7
Female 14.1 0.4 19.4 1.1 14.5 0.8 12.1 0.5
Race White, single race 13.4 0.4 20.2 0.9 13.4 0.7 11.3 0.5
Black, single race 17.9 1.1 19.8 2.1 19.8 1.8 15.1 1.6
Asian, single race 21.0 2.4 * * * * 18.3 2.3
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 21.2 4.7 * * * * * *
Multiple races 21.4 3.9 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.8 0.4 20.3 1.0 14.3 0.7 11.6 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 12.7 0.4 20.1 1.1 12.8 0.7 10.8 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 17.8 1.1 20.1 2.2 20.0 1.9 14.8 1.6
Hispanic, all races 19.5 1.1 20.2 1.5 20.2 2.4 18.3 2.0
Family incomeb Negative/poor 22.6 1.2 23.4 1.6 21.8 2.2 22.4 2.4
Near poor/low 19.3 1.1 23.1 1.8 18.4 1.7 16.4 1.7
Middle 15.2 0.7 20.0 1.8 15.2 1.1 13.5 1.0
High 10.2 0.5 12.3 2.0 10.7 0.9 9.8 0.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 12.9 0.4 16.6 1.5 13.7 0.8 12.0 0.5
Public only 25.1 1.3 25.8 1.9 25.6 2.4 23.2 2.6
Uninsured 25.9 1.5 37.3 3.0 23.8 2.6 18.8 2.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 12.8 1.5 17.4 2.5 12.1 2.3 * *
Medicare and private 8.4 0.8 13.5 2.1 8.0 1.5 6.0 1.0
Medicare and other public 13.8 2.1 14.1 2.6 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 15.3 0.6 21.2 1.3 16.8 1.1 12.8 0.7
Metropolitan-small 12.1 0.7 18.9 1.7 11.4 0.9 10.3 0.8
Micropolitan 14.1 0.9 18.0 2.2 14.1 1.5 12.4 1.5
Noncore-adjacent 18.0 2.0 21.6 2.8 17.9 1.9 15.0 3.8
Noncore-not adjacent 14.1 2.9 * * 14.4 4.0 * *
Preferred language English 13.6 0.4 19.9 1.0 14.2 0.7 11.4 0.5
Other 22.8 1.5 22.1 2.2 24.1 3.3 22.7 2.6
Born in U.S. Yes 13.4 0.4 19.9 1.0 13.9 0.7 11.2 0.5
No 20.2 1.1 21.7 2.1 23.7 2.7 17.8 1.5

a 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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