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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 184A_a
Adults whose providers always explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2003
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 60.3 0.6 60.6 0.6 64.4 1.8 47.3 2.5 * * 62.5 5.7 43.5 3.8
Age 18-44 58.8 0.9 59.1 0.9 62.8 2.5 45.2 2.9 * * * * * *
45-64 61.7 0.9 62.0 1.0 66.0 2.4 49.3 4.6 * * * * * *
65 and over 61.3 1.1 61.2 1.2 66.8 3.8 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 59.8 0.8 60.2 0.8 63.4 2.6 47.9 3.7 * * * * * *
Female 60.6 0.7 60.8 0.7 65.0 1.9 46.9 3.1 * * * * 45.4 5.2
Family incomea Negative/poor 56.6 1.5 56.2 1.9 63.1 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 57.8 1.3 57.5 1.4 61.8 2.9 * * * * * * * *
Middle 59.5 1.0 59.7 1.1 63.3 3.0 40.6 4.5 * * * * * *
High 62.4 0.9 62.8 0.9 68.6 3.3 48.8 3.6 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 58.8 1.2 58.9 1.3 62.9 2.6 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 59.1 1.0 58.3 1.0 67.0 3.1 * * * * * * * *
At least some college 61.7 0.8 62.4 0.8 63.9 2.7 46.2 3.1 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 60.9 0.7 61.1 0.8 65.3 2.3 48.3 2.8 * * * * * *
Public only 57.8 1.7 58.2 1.9 60.5 3.1 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 55.2 1.8 55.4 1.9 62.7 5.1 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 64.1 2.0 64.0 2.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 60.0 1.7 59.8 1.8 65.9 5.9 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 62.6 3.0 64.1 3.6 65.6 5.2 * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 58.8 0.8 59.0 0.9 63.6 2.0 47.1 3.0 * * * * * *
Metropolitan-small 61.6 1.1 62.0 1.0 65.3 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 63.9 1.8 63.5 1.9 73.6 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 56.7 2.8 57.2 2.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 64.4 2.5 64.4 2.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Preferred language English 61.0 0.6 60.9 0.7 64.5 1.8 54.1 3.5 * * 63.1 5.8 43.9 3.9
Other 51.2 2.0 54.9 2.2 * * 40.2 4.2 * * * * * *
Born in U.S. Yes 61.3 0.6 61.2 0.7 64.7 1.9 * * * * 63.4 5.9 43.4 4.0
No 53.1 1.5 55.0 1.9 61.5 4.2 46.0 2.8 * * * * * *

a 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.

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 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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