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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 33c
Adults who had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and could state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a by family income,b United States, 2003
    Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 90.4 0.2 85.9 0.7 87.1 0.6 90.2 0.5 93.2 0.4
Age, not age adjusted 18-44 88.0 0.3 83.1 1.0 83.7 0.9 88.2 0.7 92.1 0.5
45-64 92.4 0.3 87.8 1.2 89.4 1.1 91.0 0.7 94.7 0.4
65 and over 94.3 0.4 92.7 1.2 92.9 0.7 94.8 0.6 95.5 0.7
Race AI/AN only 89.1 3.0 * * * * 94.3 3.4 * *
Asian only 87.1 1.4 81.9 4.3 79.2 4.6 86.5 3.0 91.3 1.9
NHOPI only * * * * * * * * * *
Black only 92.0 0.5 89.7 1.2 89.8 1.3 92.5 1.0 95.6 0.9
White only 90.3 0.3 85.0 0.8 86.8 0.7 90.0 0.6 93.1 0.4
Multiple races 89.4 1.9 87.7 3.4 90.3 4.3 85.2 4.2 93.5 3.9
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 83.2 0.7 78.7 1.5 80.9 1.5 84.5 1.6 90.5 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 91.7 0.2 88.4 0.8 89.3 0.6 91.1 0.5 93.4 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 92.1 0.5 89.5 1.3 90.1 1.3 92.7 0.9 95.6 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 91.9 0.3 88.5 1.0 89.5 0.8 91.1 0.6 93.3 0.4
Gender Female 93.0 0.2 89.9 0.7 90.6 0.7 93.1 0.5 94.8 0.5
Male 87.7 0.3 80.4 1.4 82.8 0.9 87.2 0.7 91.7 0.6
Health insurance,c age 18-64 Private 92.6 0.3 90.6 1.7 90.5 0.9 91.4 0.6 93.6 0.4
Public 93.1 0.5 93.1 0.8 92.5 1.1 94.1 1.1 92.6 2.2
Uninsured 77.6 0.7 73.3 1.4 77.9 1.2 78.9 1.5 81.2 2.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 95.1 0.4 95.6 1.7 93.4 1.1 95.6 0.7 95.8 0.8
Medicare and public 94.8 0.9 94.9 1.4 93.4 2.1 93.6 2.2 98.2 1.1
Medicare only 91.7 0.9 88.1 2.9 91.8 1.5 93.0 1.6 92.4 2.6
Education, age 25 and over Less than high school 82.9 0.7 80.2 1.2 82.8 1.2 82.9 1.3 90.0 2.1
High school graduate 90.8 0.4 89.2 1.1 88.0 1.0 91.2 0.7 92.6 0.7
At least some college 93.7 0.2 90.9 1.1 92.3 0.7 92.5 0.5 94.7 0.3
Residence location Urban 90.2 0.3 86.1 0.8 86.3 0.7 89.8 0.5 93.0 0.4
Rural 91.1 0.5 85.7 1.6 89.2 1.2 91.0 0.9 93.7 0.8

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

c A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

* 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

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