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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 182A_d
Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them, 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 58.5 0.5 60.5 1.1 60.5 0.9 56.7 0.8
Age 18-44 55.2 0.8 52.8 1.7 56.5 1.4 55.1 1.2
45-64 59.5 0.9 62.0 2.1 62.3 1.4 57.3 1.2
65 and over 64.6 1.1 69.0 1.6 65.1 1.9 60.7 1.8
Gender Male 59.7 0.7 59.1 1.7 58.8 1.5 60.4 1.1
Female 57.7 0.6 61.6 1.3 61.6 1.0 53.9 0.9
Race White, single race 58.4 0.6 60.0 1.2 59.9 1.0 57.1 0.9
Black, single race 65.3 1.6 68.4 2.4 67.1 2.7 62.0 2.5
Asian, single race 45.6 2.6 * * * * 42.8 2.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 55.6 6.4 * * * * * *
Multiple races 46.7 4.4 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 59.0 0.5 62.1 1.2 61.2 0.9 56.9 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 59.0 0.6 61.6 1.5 60.8 1.0 57.4 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 65.5 1.6 69.1 2.3 67.2 2.7 62.2 2.6
Hispanic, all races 53.3 1.6 54.3 2.3 52.4 2.8 52.9 3.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 57.0 1.6 58.0 2.0 59.3 2.6 52.1 3.3
Near poor/low 58.7 1.4 59.7 2.1 61.0 1.9 54.9 2.3
Middle 58.6 1.1 59.9 2.2 61.7 1.7 55.7 1.4
High 58.7 0.8 66.2 2.6 59.3 1.6 57.8 1.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 57.4 0.7 60.2 1.9 59.9 1.2 55.9 0.9
Public only 56.1 1.7 56.1 2.3 56.9 2.6 55.1 3.5
Uninsured 54.6 1.8 45.2 3.0 56.9 2.8 59.7 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 67.3 2.1 68.7 2.8 70.9 3.3 62.2 4.1
Medicare and private 63.3 1.4 68.8 2.8 63.5 2.5 60.3 2.0
Medicare and other public 67.5 2.7 70.9 3.2 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 56.9 0.7 59.2 1.8 60.9 1.2 54.2 1.0
Metropolitan-small 60.5 0.9 61.4 2.0 61.4 1.8 59.7 1.3
Micropolitan 60.8 1.8 64.3 2.8 58.4 3.0 61.2 2.7
Noncore-adjacent 55.1 2.5 54.9 3.8 55.1 4.2 55.3 4.9
Noncore-not adjacent 65.5 2.7 * * 60.9 4.1 67.8 4.2
Preferred language English 59.2 0.5 62.2 1.2 60.9 1.0 57.4 0.8
Other 49.7 2.1 52.7 2.7 54.0 3.9 43.0 3.0
Born in U.S. Yes 59.4 0.6 62.5 1.2 60.9 1.0 57.6 0.8
No 52.2 1.5 52.7 2.5 56.5 3.1 50.1 2.0

a 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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