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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 220d
People who have a usual primary care provider, by education,a United States, 2004
Population group Total Less than high school High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   73.6 0.5 67.3 0.9 73.3 0.7 76.1 0.7
Age 18-44 63.9 0.7 54.6 1.3 63.3 1.0 67.8 0.9
45-64 80.3 0.7 73.6 1.5 79.1 1.0 82.9 0.9
65 and over 90.7 0.7 88.7 1.1 90.4 1.2 92.5 0.9
Gender Male 67.7 0.7 60.1 1.3 65.5 1.0 72.3 0.9
Female 79.0 0.5 74.6 1.0 80.3 0.8 79.7 0.7
Race White, single race 74.5 0.6 66.8 1.1 75.0 0.8 77.0 0.8
Black, single race 67.9 1.1 67.9 2.1 63.9 1.8 71.5 1.6
Asian, single race 70.2 2.1 69.0 4.7 71.6 4.0 69.9 2.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 72.9 4.5 * * * * * *
Multiple races 73.9 3.0 75.9 5.7 67.6 5.1 78.5 4.2
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 76.1 0.5 73.5 1.0 75.5 0.7 77.2 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 77.7 0.6 74.9 1.3 78.0 0.8 78.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 68.1 1.1 68.6 2.0 64.0 1.9 71.5 1.6
Hispanic 56.0 1.3 52.6 1.6 55.0 1.9 62.4 1.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 64.0 1.2 63.8 1.6 64.9 1.8 62.9 2.7
Near poor/low 68.3 1.0 65.3 1.5 69.1 1.6 71.1 1.7
Middle 72.5 0.8 67.6 1.7 72.9 1.0 74.3 1.2
High 79.2 0.7 76.9 2.2 79.7 1.1 79.2 0.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 76.3 0.6 72.1 1.5 76.2 0.8 77.1 0.8
Public only 74.0 1.3 71.8 1.8 75.9 2.0 75.3 2.8
Uninsured  40.7 1.3 37.5 1.7 40.3 1.9 44.7 2.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 88.9 1.3 88.6 1.7 86.4 2.4 92.3 2.0
Medicare and private  92.1 0.9 90.6 1.5 92.3 1.4 92.6 1.1
Medicare and other public 89.6 1.8 87.7 2.4 91.8 4.3 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 70.8 0.7 63.8 1.4 70.8 0.9 73.3 0.9
Metropolitan-small 76.2 0.9 69.7 1.7 75.0 1.3 79.5 1.2
Micropolitan  77.2 1.5 70.9 2.8 76.2 2.0 81.4 2.0
Noncore-adjacent 77.8 2.5 73.8 3.4 77.1 3.1 82.1 3.5
Noncore-not adjacent  79.9 4.0 81.4 5.6 80.0 4.8 79.0 4.7
Language spoken most often at home English  75.7 0.5 72.7 1.0 75.0 0.7 77.0 0.7
Other 56.1 1.5 51.7 1.8 53.9 2.4 64.2 2.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 86.0 0.8 83.8 1.3 84.5 1.5 89.3 1.2
Complex activities 85.6 1.0 82.3 1.7 85.3 1.7 89.1 1.6
Neither basic nor complex activities 71.5 0.6 62.5 1.0 71.2 0.8 74.7 0.7

a Persons age 18 and over. 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* 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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