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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 214C_d
Adults who rated their health care in the past year 9 to 10 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 47.6 0.6 49.6 1.0 48.8 1.0 46.3 0.8
Age 18-44 42.7 0.8 42.4 1.7 44.1 1.6 42.0 1.1
45-64 48.2 0.9 50.0 2.1 49.7 1.4 46.8 1.3
65 and over 58.3 1.1 58.3 1.7 56.9 2.0 59.6 2.1
Gender Male 45.9 0.8 49.1 1.7 44.2 1.6 45.9 1.1
Female 48.9 0.7 50.0 1.3 52.0 1.1 46.5 1.0
Race White, single race 48.7 0.6 50.5 1.2 50.1 1.1 47.4 0.9
Black, single race 46.4 1.6 49.5 2.6 46.2 2.7 44.9 2.5
Asian, single race 32.1 2.6 * * * * 31.7 2.9
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 36.5 4.6 * * * * * *
Multiple races 34.2 4.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 48.1 0.6 49.9 1.3 50.0 1.0 46.5 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 49.3 0.7 51.0 1.5 51.4 1.1 47.7 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 46.8 1.7 50.0 2.8 46.6 2.8 45.2 2.6
Hispanic, all races 42.9 1.3 48.7 1.9 36.1 2.6 42.2 2.8
Family incomeb Negative/poor 44.9 1.6 46.1 1.9 47.6 2.6 39.5 3.1
Near poor/low 46.9 1.2 51.1 1.9 46.1 1.7 43.4 2.3
Middle 46.2 1.0 48.3 1.9 48.8 1.6 43.4 1.3
High 49.4 0.9 53.8 3.1 50.6 1.7 48.5 1.1
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 46.1 0.7 48.6 2.0 48.0 1.2 44.7 0.9
Public only 42.4 1.7 44.0 2.4 43.4 2.7 38.3 3.1
Uninsured 38.9 1.9 37.5 2.6 40.5 3.4 38.4 3.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 59.1 2.0 61.5 3.2 57.7 3.5 57.9 4.2
Medicare and private 58.3 1.5 55.5 3.0 57.2 2.5 60.7 2.5
Medicare and other public 56.4 3.1 60.4 3.5 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 45.3 0.8 47.1 1.6 46.0 1.3 44.4 1.1
Metropolitan-small 49.8 1.0 50.9 1.8 50.9 1.9 48.7 1.3
Micropolitan 51.0 2.0 54.5 3.2 51.7 2.8 48.7 3.1
Noncore-adjacent 49.2 2.1 51.2 2.6 48.9 3.7 47.8 4.8
Noncore-not adjacent 56.1 2.5 * * 62.6 3.8 49.6 3.7
Preferred language English 48.3 0.6 50.2 1.2 49.7 1.0 46.9 0.8
Other 39.8 1.8 47.2 2.3 35.1 3.3 34.3 3.2
Born in U.S. Yes 48.6 0.6 50.4 1.2 49.9 1.0 47.4 0.9
No 40.5 1.5 46.6 2.1 38.3 3.1 38.3 2.2

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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