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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 219d
People with an emergency room 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 14.3 0.3 19.5 0.7 14.8 0.5 11.7 0.4
Age 18-44 13.4 0.4 17.6 0.9 14.6 0.7 10.8 0.5
45-64 12.8 0.5 17.6 1.2 12.9 0.8 11.4 0.7
65 and over 20.1 0.9 25.1 1.7 19.0 1.4 16.7 1.3
Gender Male 12.8 0.4 15.6 0.8 13.2 0.8 11.3 0.6
Female 15.7 0.4 23.2 1.0 16.3 0.7 12.2 0.5
Race White, single race 13.9 0.3 19.4 0.7 14.4 0.6 11.4 0.4
Black, single race 18.2 1.1 21.1 1.8 17.8 1.4 16.7 1.6
Asian, single race 7.9 0.9 7.3 2.0 10.6 2.4 7.3 1.1
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 23.1 3.8 * * * * * *
Multiple races 22.0 2.8 * * * * 18.3 4.1
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 14.6 0.3 21.8 0.9 14.9 0.6 11.9 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 14.2 0.4 22.6 1.0 14.5 0.7 11.5 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 18.1 1.0 20.7 1.8 17.5 1.3 16.9 1.6
Hispanic, all races 12.6 0.7 13.2 1.0 14.2 1.2 10.0 1.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 23.8 0.9 25.6 1.3 23.2 1.8 21.1 1.9
Near poor/low 18.5 0.7 20.4 1.3 19.5 1.2 14.9 1.4
Middle 13.7 0.6 17.3 1.2 13.5 0.8 12.3 0.8
High 10.5 0.4 12.8 1.5 10.8 0.9 10.0 0.5
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 11.5 0.4 15.4 1.0 12.2 0.6 10.4 0.4
Public only 28.5 1.2 28.7 1.8 27.7 1.9 29.5 2.7
Uninsured 12.2 0.7 13.3 1.2 13.3 1.3 9.6 1.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 19.8 1.5 22.7 2.5 20.3 2.5 15.5 2.3
Medicare and private 19.2 1.1 26.4 2.7 17.6 1.7 16.5 1.5
Medicare and other public 26.9 2.6 27.2 2.8 27.1 4.7 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 13.0 0.4 17.4 0.9 13.7 0.6 10.8 0.5
Metropolitan-small 15.3 0.6 20.7 1.2 15.7 1.0 12.8 0.9
Micropolitan 17.5 1.0 22.6 2.4 18.7 1.6 13.5 1.3
Noncore-adjacent 17.4 1.8 24.3 3.4 13.4 2.0 15.6 2.4
Noncore-not adjacent 13.5 2.4 21.4 4.6 10.2 2.3 11.7 2.6
Preferred language English 14.6 0.3 21.2 0.8 15.1 0.6 11.9 0.4
Other 9.9 0.6 11.2 0.8 9.4 1.0 8.4 1.1
Born in U.S. Yes 14.7 0.3 21.4 0.8 15.2 0.6 12.0 0.4
No 10.4 0.5 11.4 0.8 10.2 1.1 9.7 0.8

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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