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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 216d
People with an office or outpatient visit, 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 74.3 0.4 68.1 0.8 72.6 0.7 78.2 0.6
Age 18-44 64.8 0.6 55.4 1.2 60.6 1.0 71.5 0.9
45-64 80.2 0.5 71.6 1.5 80.3 0.9 82.7 0.8
65 and over 91.9 0.6 90.6 1.0 91.2 1.1 93.8 0.7
Gender Male 64.6 0.6 57.1 1.3 61.8 1.0 69.7 0.9
Female 83.4 0.4 78.8 0.8 82.2 0.8 86.1 0.6
Race White, single race 76.0 0.5 68.4 0.9 74.9 0.7 79.9 0.6
Black, single race 66.2 1.2 66.3 2.0 59.8 1.8 72.6 1.9
Asian, single race 63.2 2.0 64.1 4.2 64.8 4.2 62.4 2.4
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 73.3 3.8 * * * * * *
Multiple races 77.6 2.7 * * * * 79.5 3.9
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 76.8 0.4 73.6 0.9 74.5 0.7 79.4 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 79.3 0.5 76.0 1.1 77.6 0.8 81.4 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 66.3 1.2 66.2 2.1 60.0 1.8 72.7 1.9
Hispanic, all races 56.5 1.1 53.2 1.4 56.0 1.8 62.3 2.0
Family incomeb Negative/poor 68.2 1.0 64.6 1.4 70.7 1.8 72.2 2.0
Near poor/low 68.8 1.0 66.8 1.6 67.8 1.5 72.7 1.6
Middle 73.0 0.7 69.5 1.4 71.0 1.1 76.3 1.0
High 79.3 0.6 73.3 1.8 77.7 1.1 80.7 0.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 76.2 0.5 69.4 1.3 74.1 0.8 78.7 0.6
Public only 79.1 1.1 76.3 1.5 79.0 2.1 85.1 1.7
Uninsured 41.4 1.0 35.8 1.4 41.0 1.6 48.3 2.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 88.5 1.1 88.5 1.7 86.2 2.3 91.2 1.8
Medicare and private 94.0 0.7 92.7 1.6 93.9 1.2 95.0 0.8
Medicare and other public 92.3 1.3 91.5 1.7 92.8 2.6 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 71.7 0.6 64.3 1.2 68.9 1.0 76.1 0.8
Metropolitan-small 77.7 0.6 72.2 1.7 75.7 0.9 81.6 0.7
Micropolitan 77.0 1.3 71.1 1.7 77.6 2.1 79.9 1.7
Noncore-adjacent 76.5 1.6 71.3 2.7 77.5 2.7 80.3 3.2
Noncore-not adjacent 78.4 2.6 78.4 4.4 79.2 3.9 77.4 4.2
Preferred language English 77.0 0.4 73.6 0.9 74.6 0.7 79.9 0.6
Other 53.9 1.3 51.8 1.6 52.8 2.6 57.7 2.0
Born in U.S. Yes 77.1 0.5 73.2 0.9 75.0 0.7 80.0 0.6
No 60.7 1.1 54.4 1.7 56.6 2.1 67.9 1.3

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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