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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 188B_d
Adults whose providers usually 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 36.9 0.5 33.3 1.1 36.5 0.9 38.3 0.8
Age 18-44 38.2 0.8 36.6 1.8 36.9 1.3 39.3 1.2
45-64 35.9 0.8 31.4 2.0 35.7 1.4 37.1 1.2
65 and over 35.6 1.2 30.8 1.9 36.9 2.1 38.2 2.1
Gender Male 37.0 0.8 32.5 1.7 38.8 1.5 37.5 1.1
Female 36.8 0.6 34.0 1.5 34.9 1.0 39.0 1.0
Race White, single race 37.3 0.6 34.2 1.3 36.9 1.0 38.4 0.8
Black, single race 31.1 1.5 27.5 2.7 30.7 2.4 33.5 2.4
Asian, single race 42.9 2.8 * * * * 44.7 3.4
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 34.1 4.8 * * * * * *
Multiple races 43.7 4.4 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 36.8 0.6 32.3 1.3 36.1 0.9 38.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 37.1 0.6 33.2 1.5 36.6 1.0 38.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 30.8 1.6 27.2 2.6 30.2 2.6 33.3 2.5
Hispanic, all races 38.3 1.4 37.5 1.9 40.4 2.6 37.5 2.6
Family incomeb Negative/poor 30.8 1.5 29.0 2.1 30.8 2.3 33.5 3.0
Near poor/low 35.4 1.2 35.9 2.1 35.4 1.9 34.8 2.1
Middle 37.9 0.8 33.4 2.0 36.8 1.3 40.3 1.3
High 38.1 0.8 34.4 2.8 38.3 1.6 38.4 1.0
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 38.4 0.6 35.2 1.9 37.9 1.1 39.1 0.9
Public only 31.4 1.5 33.3 2.3 30.3 2.5 30.0 3.2
Uninsured 33.0 1.7 34.7 2.5 31.0 2.5 33.7 3.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 30.6 2.0 28.2 3.3 30.9 3.0 32.9 4.0
Medicare and private 38.0 1.7 32.1 3.0 38.9 2.9 40.1 2.4
Medicare and other public 34.5 2.8 31.6 3.3 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 37.7 0.8 33.1 1.5 37.5 1.2 39.1 1.1
Metropolitan-small 37.2 0.9 34.1 2.2 37.7 1.6 37.9 1.4
Micropolitan 34.6 1.4 33.7 2.8 32.1 2.2 37.0 2.5
Noncore-adjacent 32.8 2.0 34.7 5.0 33.2 3.2 30.7 3.8
Noncore-not adjacent 30.5 2.3 * * 28.8 3.2 36.3 4.7
Preferred language English 36.7 0.6 32.6 1.2 36.1 0.9 38.2 0.8
Other 39.3 1.8 37.0 2.4 41.5 3.4 40.5 3.2
Born in U.S. Yes 36.5 0.6 31.7 1.3 36.0 0.9 38.2 0.8
No 39.8 1.6 40.1 2.5 40.6 2.9 39.4 2.4

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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