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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 218d
People with a dental 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 43.6 0.6 24.3 0.7 39.5 0.8 54.7 0.8
Age 18-44 40.1 0.8 27.2 1.0 34.3 1.1 49.1 1.0
45-64 49.7 0.9 22.4 1.4 44.5 1.2 61.1 1.2
65 and over 42.4 1.3 20.1 1.3 44.8 1.8 59.9 2.1
Gender Male 38.9 0.7 21.7 1.0 33.5 1.1 50.1 1.0
Female 47.9 0.7 26.8 1.0 44.9 1.0 58.9 0.9
Race White, single race 46.1 0.7 25.1 0.9 42.0 0.9 57.6 0.9
Black, single race 27.1 1.2 19.8 1.8 24.5 1.5 34.7 2.1
Asian, single race 38.9 2.1 24.4 3.8 36.0 4.1 43.5 2.4
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 34.6 3.3 * * * * * *
Multiple races 44.8 3.7 * * * * 53.1 5.6
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 46.2 0.7 26.6 0.9 41.2 0.9 56.2 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 49.8 0.8 28.6 1.2 44.3 1.0 59.7 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 27.0 1.3 19.9 1.8 24.3 1.5 34.3 2.2
Hispanic, all races 24.6 1.0 17.9 1.0 25.6 1.8 34.4 2.2
Family incomeb Negative/poor 24.0 0.9 15.7 1.1 27.2 1.7 36.2 2.1
Near poor/low 28.4 0.9 18.2 1.1 30.0 1.5 39.2 1.7
Middle 40.5 0.9 28.8 1.4 37.6 1.2 48.2 1.4
High 57.4 0.9 39.6 2.4 51.1 1.4 62.4 1.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 51.4 0.7 36.4 1.4 45.1 1.0 57.8 0.9
Public only 28.4 1.3 23.7 1.8 31.5 2.1 33.1 2.6
Uninsured 17.5 1.0 10.4 1.0 15.5 1.4 28.1 2.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 36.8 2.0 20.0 2.4 38.7 3.1 55.1 3.3
Medicare and private 49.2 1.5 23.5 2.0 49.9 2.2 63.0 2.5
Medicare and other public 22.3 2.4 13.8 1.9 28.1 5.4 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 43.4 0.8 25.5 1.1 38.2 1.0 53.3 1.0
Metropolitan-small 46.7 1.3 26.3 1.4 42.8 1.7 58.4 1.6
Micropolitan 39.5 2.0 17.5 1.9 39.4 2.8 52.0 2.1
Noncore-adjacent 33.3 2.5 15.9 2.1 33.3 3.5 50.9 4.1
Noncore-not adjacent 43.7 5.2 27.0 4.8 41.1 4.4 58.7 7.1
Preferred language English 46.4 0.7 27.2 0.9 41.1 0.8 56.8 0.9
Other 23.3 1.2 17.0 1.3 25.5 2.2 30.6 1.9
Born in U.S. Yes 46.2 0.7 26.9 0.9 41.2 0.9 56.8 0.9
No 31.9 1.1 18.6 1.2 29.9 1.8 43.4 1.7

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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