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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 180A_d
Adults whose providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by education,b 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 57.3 0.5 57.7 1.0 57.7 0.8 56.8 0.7
Age 18-44 54.5 0.7 50.4 1.4 54.9 1.3 55.4 1.0
45-64 58.5 0.7 60.0 1.8 59.1 1.2 57.9 1.0
65 and over 61.4 0.9 65.1 1.5 61.1 1.7 58.7 1.5
Gender Male 57.5 0.7 56.3 1.5 55.8 1.3 58.9 1.0
Female 57.1 0.5 58.8 1.2 59.1 0.9 55.3 0.8
Race White, single race 57.2 0.5 57.4 1.1 57.1 0.8 57.3 0.7
Black, single race 63.0 1.5 63.7 2.0 65.3 2.6 60.7 2.3
Asian, single race 45.1 2.3 * * * * 42.8 2.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 58.9 4.8 * * * * * *
Multiple races 43.9 3.5 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 57.7 0.5 58.8 1.1 58.3 0.8 57.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 57.8 0.6 58.6 1.3 57.8 0.9 57.6 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 63.3 1.5 64.4 1.9 65.3 2.6 61.2 2.4
Hispanic, all races 52.7 1.3 53.3 2.0 51.8 2.2 52.9 2.3
Family incomec Negative/poor 56.3 1.3 57.8 1.8 56.7 2.3 53.3 2.3
Near poor/low 56.3 1.1 56.5 1.7 58.0 1.5 54.0 2.0
Middle 56.4 0.9 57.1 1.7 58.2 1.3 54.7 1.2
High 58.4 0.8 60.5 2.4 57.5 1.3 58.5 0.9
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 56.7 0.6 57.2 1.6 57.2 1.0 56.4 0.8
Public only 55.7 1.4 53.9 1.9 57.2 2.3 56.3 3.0
Uninsured 52.9 1.5 45.1 2.6 54.1 2.5 57.8 2.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 64.5 1.8 65.3 2.8 66.4 2.5 61.7 3.5
Medicare and private 59.9 1.3 64.1 2.7 59.6 2.2 58.0 1.8
Medicare and other public 62.9 2.5 67.3 2.8 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 55.5 0.6 56.2 1.4 57.2 1.0 54.5 0.9
Metropolitan-small 58.9 0.8 58.5 1.9 58.3 1.6 59.4 1.0
Micropolitan 60.1 1.5 61.5 2.7 58.5 2.6 60.9 2.3
Noncore-adjacent 55.4 2.3 52.4 3.6 54.3 3.1 59.3 4.9
Noncore-not adjacent 64.7 2.0 * * 63.8 2.9 63.2 4.1
Preferred language English 57.9 0.5 59.0 1.0 58.2 0.8 57.5 0.7
Other 49.0 1.8 52.0 2.3 51.0 3.3 43.9 2.7
Born in U.S. Yes 58.2 0.5 59.5 1.1 58.2 0.8 57.8 0.7
No 50.6 1.3 50.3 2.2 53.2 2.6 49.6 1.9

a For the percent estimates, the weights are adjusted for nonresponse based on how many of the 4 questions had a response.

b 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.

c 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.

d 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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