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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 214B_a
Adults who rated their health care in the past year 7 to 8 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 38.1 0.5 37.9 0.6 35.7 1.5 47.6 2.7 * * 42.0 5.3 44.6 4.4
Age 18-44 40.8 0.8 40.9 1.0 35.7 2.1 50.5 3.1 * * * * * *
45-64 38.2 0.9 38.1 1.0 37.0 2.4 44.6 4.9 * * * * * *
65 and over 31.6 1.1 31.1 1.2 33.2 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 39.6 0.9 39.3 0.9 39.4 2.8 42.2 3.7 * * * * * *
Female 37.1 0.6 36.8 0.7 33.7 1.6 51.7 3.8 * * * * 43.7 5.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 32.6 1.5 31.9 1.9 30.2 2.2 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 33.9 1.1 33.1 1.2 35.7 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Middle 38.6 1.0 38.3 1.0 38.2 3.0 41.9 5.1 * * * * * *
High 40.4 0.8 40.1 0.9 36.6 2.8 50.6 3.3 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 30.1 1.1 29.3 1.3 30.7 2.5 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 36.4 0.9 36.5 1.0 34.0 2.3 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 41.8 0.8 41.3 0.8 39.9 2.3 50.0 3.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 41.0 0.7 40.9 0.7 38.9 1.9 47.6 3.2 * * * * * *
Public only 32.4 1.5 32.4 1.8 29.3 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 35.3 1.8 34.6 2.1 31.8 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 28.2 1.7 27.8 1.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 33.4 1.4 32.8 1.5 35.9 5.5 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 30.7 2.9 28.8 3.6 34.4 5.6 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 39.4 0.7 39.4 0.8 35.1 1.8 47.9 3.2 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 38.1 1.0 37.8 1.0 39.7 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 34.9 1.7 34.6 1.9 31.3 5.7 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 32.9 1.9 33.4 2.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 29.9 2.2 29.3 2.5 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 38.2 0.6 38.1 0.6 35.7 1.5 47.5 3.6 * * 42.3 5.6 44.9 4.6
Other 37.5 1.8 34.0 1.8 * * 47.8 4.4 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 37.9 0.6 38.1 0.6 34.8 1.6 * * * * 42.4 5.7 43.1 4.7
No 39.4 1.4 35.1 1.6 45.1 5.5 48.4 3.1 * * * * * *

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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