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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 188A_d
Adults whose providers always spent enough time with 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 49.2 0.6 50.9 1.1 50.1 1.0 48.1 0.9
Age 18-44 44.8 0.8 42.3 1.7 45.5 1.5 45.1 1.3
45-64 51.5 0.9 52.8 2.2 52.4 1.4 50.6 1.2
65 and over 55.4 1.2 59.9 2.0 55.3 2.3 52.1 2.1
Gender Male 49.6 0.9 50.4 1.8 47.8 1.6 50.3 1.2
Female 48.9 0.7 51.2 1.5 51.6 1.0 46.4 1.0
Race White, single race 49.2 0.7 50.4 1.3 49.7 1.1 48.6 0.9
Black, single race 54.2 1.6 56.2 2.3 57.0 2.7 50.8 2.7
Asian, single race 37.6 3.0 * * * * 36.1 3.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 53.9 5.3 * * * * * *
Multiple races 37.4 4.2 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 49.8 0.6 52.4 1.3 51.0 1.0 48.4 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 49.9 0.7 52.2 1.6 50.8 1.1 48.8 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 55.0 1.7 57.3 2.4 57.5 2.8 51.6 2.7
Hispanic, all races 42.8 1.5 44.5 2.2 39.6 2.5 43.7 2.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 49.7 1.6 51.4 2.1 49.0 2.7 47.8 2.9
Near poor/low 48.7 1.3 49.5 2.0 50.3 1.9 45.9 2.3
Middle 47.7 1.0 50.6 2.1 50.1 1.5 44.8 1.4
High 50.2 1.0 52.9 2.8 50.3 1.6 49.9 1.2
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 47.9 0.7 48.6 1.9 49.0 1.3 47.2 1.0
Public only 49.4 1.6 47.0 2.2 51.1 2.6 51.1 3.4
Uninsured 44.2 1.7 38.5 3.0 44.6 2.8 48.4 3.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 60.4 2.0 60.8 3.3 62.2 3.0 58.1 4.5
Medicare and private 53.4 1.8 59.1 3.2 53.0 3.1 50.8 2.4
Medicare and other public 55.1 3.2 61.2 3.5 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 47.0 0.8 49.0 1.6 48.1 1.2 45.8 1.1
Metropolitan-small 50.8 1.0 51.8 2.1 50.6 1.8 50.5 1.4
Micropolitan 52.9 1.7 53.3 3.3 54.0 3.0 51.8 2.9
Noncore-adjacent 51.6 2.5 49.9 4.6 50.8 3.3 53.9 5.5
Noncore-not adjacent 59.2 2.7 * * 61.3 3.7 54.4 4.8
Preferred language English 50.0 0.6 52.2 1.2 50.9 1.0 48.8 0.9
Other 39.3 2.0 44.7 2.6 36.5 3.6 34.8 3.0
Born in U.S. Yes 50.3 0.6 52.9 1.3 51.1 1.0 49.0 0.9
No 41.4 1.6 42.4 2.4 40.4 3.1 41.3 2.3

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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