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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 180C_c
Adults whose providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,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 9.8 0.3 15.2 0.8 11.9 0.6 10.1 0.5 7.8 0.4
Age 18-44 11.7 0.4 17.1 1.2 15.0 1.0 11.4 0.8 9.4 0.6
45-64 9.2 0.4 16.2 1.6 13.0 1.4 9.8 0.8 7.4 0.5
65 and over 6.3 0.4 9.1 1.5 7.1 0.9 7.2 0.8 4.0 0.5
Gender Male 9.7 0.4 17.2 1.6 12.9 1.1 10.7 0.7 7.2 0.5
Female 9.9 0.3 14.2 0.9 11.2 0.7 9.6 0.6 8.3 0.5
Race White, single race 9.4 0.3 14.8 1.1 11.4 0.7 9.7 0.5 7.6 0.4
Black, single race 11.3 0.8 17.2 1.5 13.1 1.7 9.9 1.3 7.4 1.3
Asian, single race 13.5 1.4 * * * * 21.1 3.9 10.3 1.4
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 8.3 1.6 * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 15.2 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 9.4 0.3 14.9 0.9 11.3 0.7 9.9 0.5 7.5 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 8.9 0.3 14.4 1.2 10.5 0.8 9.5 0.5 7.3 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 11.0 0.8 16.5 1.4 13.1 1.7 9.7 1.4 7.3 1.3
Hispanic, all races 13.6 0.8 16.8 1.9 15.6 1.6 11.6 1.5 12.3 2.1
Educationc Less than high school 13.0 0.6 16.1 1.3 13.2 1.1 12.8 1.2 9.0 1.5
High school graduate 9.6 0.4 15.8 1.5 10.3 0.9 8.9 0.6 8.0 0.7
At least some college 8.8 0.3 13.0 1.5 12.2 1.2 9.9 0.7 7.5 0.4
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 9.4 0.3 13.2 1.7 11.9 1.0 10.3 0.6 8.2 0.4
Public only 15.6 0.9 16.7 1.3 15.1 1.4 14.7 2.5 * *
Uninsured 16.7 1.1 21.8 2.0 20.2 2.0 13.4 2.2 11.4 2.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 6.8 0.9 * * 7.6 1.8 6.9 1.3 3.7 0.8
Medicare and private 5.8 0.5 7.6 2.1 6.7 1.1 7.2 1.0 3.8 0.6
Medicare and other public 8.6 1.2 9.5 2.2 7.0 1.9 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 10.6 0.4 15.1 1.3 14.3 1.0 10.9 0.7 8.6 0.5
Metropolitan-small 8.7 0.5 15.1 1.6 9.1 1.2 9.4 0.8 6.5 0.7
Micropolitan 8.8 0.7 16.3 1.9 10.9 1.5 7.7 1.0 6.4 1.2
Noncore-adjacent 12.0 1.1 15.1 2.7 11.9 2.5 13.5 2.2 8.8 2.6
Noncore-not adjacent 7.5 1.2 * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 9.3 0.3 15.5 0.9 11.0 0.7 9.5 0.5 7.5 0.4
Other 15.9 1.1 12.9 1.7 16.6 1.7 17.6 2.5 15.2 2.4
Born in U.S. Yes 9.2 0.3 15.4 1.0 11.2 0.7 9.5 0.5 7.2 0.4
No 13.6 0.8 14.2 1.8 15.3 1.5 14.2 1.8 12.2 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: 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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