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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 180B_b
Adults whose providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total All races White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 32.8 0.4 32.8 0.4 33.2 0.5 25.8 1.3 33.2 1.0
Age 18-44 33.7 0.6 33.5 0.7 33.6 0.8 27.6 1.6 35.4 1.3
45-64 32.1 0.6 32.2 0.7 32.7 0.8 23.6 1.7 30.7 1.9
65 and over 32.1 0.8 32.4 0.9 33.0 0.9 24.0 4.0 27.2 2.4
Gender Male 32.7 0.6 32.6 0.6 32.7 0.7 27.1 2.1 33.8 1.7
Female 32.9 0.5 33.0 0.5 33.5 0.6 25.0 1.2 32.8 1.2
Family incomeb Negative/poor 28.2 1.0 28.1 1.1 29.2 1.4 20.6 1.6 28.9 2.1
Near poor/low 31.8 0.9 31.4 1.0 32.4 1.2 25.8 2.6 34.4 1.8
Middle 33.4 0.7 33.4 0.8 33.7 0.9 27.8 2.2 32.8 1.9
High 33.8 0.7 33.7 0.7 33.6 0.7 26.8 2.4 35.6 2.3
Educationc Less than high school 29.0 0.9 28.5 1.0 29.6 1.2 21.0 1.8 30.8 1.5
High school graduate 32.5 0.7 32.4 0.7 33.3 0.8 24.4 2.2 34.1 1.8
At least some college 34.3 0.6 34.2 0.6 34.0 0.6 28.8 1.8 35.2 2.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 33.9 0.5 33.9 0.5 34.0 0.6 27.6 1.6 34.0 1.5
Public only 28.5 1.1 27.8 1.3 29.0 1.5 22.0 2.1 31.8 2.1
Uninsured 30.1 1.3 28.5 1.5 27.6 1.5 23.5 3.6 35.9 2.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 28.8 1.4 29.1 1.5 30.2 1.6 * * 24.5 3.1
Medicare and private 34.0 1.1 34.2 1.2 34.5 1.3 27.5 5.8 * *
Medicare and other public 28.7 2.1 28.7 2.5 27.7 3.0 27.1 4.9 28.5 4.2
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 33.8 0.6 33.8 0.6 34.3 0.7 26.1 1.5 34.0 1.3
Metropolitan-small 32.2 0.7 32.4 0.7 32.7 0.8 25.7 2.6 30.1 1.6
Micropolitan 31.0 1.3 30.9 1.3 31.4 1.4 20.9 3.6 34.4 4.3
Noncore-adjacent 32.4 2.0 31.9 2.1 31.7 2.1 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 27.6 1.3 27.6 1.4 27.6 1.4 * * * *
Preferred language English 32.7 0.4 32.6 0.5 33.1 0.5 25.8 1.3 34.7 1.5
Other 34.9 1.5 39.4 2.4 35.4 4.3 * * 31.6 1.4
Born in U.S. Yes 32.4 0.4 32.4 0.5 33.1 0.5 25.3 1.2 33.5 1.6
No 35.6 1.2 37.2 1.6 34.2 2.1 30.5 4.8 32.9 1.4

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

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 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.

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: 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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