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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 221A_d
People who were unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications, 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   12.9 0.4 16.0 0.7 13.1 0.6 11.5 0.5
Age 18-44 13.0 0.5 15.5 1.0 13.8 0.8 11.5 0.6
45-64 14.3 0.6 20.1 1.4 14.8 0.9 12.3 0.7
65 and over 9.6 0.6 12.5 1.1 7.8 1.0 9.2 1.0
Gender Male 10.7 0.4 13.4 0.9 11.7 0.7 8.9 0.6
Female 14.9 0.5 18.5 0.9 14.3 0.8 13.9 0.6
Race White, single race 12.7 0.4 16.0 0.8 13.0 0.6 11.2 0.5
Black, single race 14.6 0.9 15.6 1.7 14.3 1.3 14.3 1.1
Asian, single race 6.1 0.9 * * * * 6.4 1.3
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 18.5 3.6 * * * * * *
Multiple races 25.7 2.9 24.5 5.4 22.2 5.1 29.7 4.6
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.1 0.4 17.4 0.9 13.5 0.6 11.6 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 13.0 0.4 18.2 1.1 13.5 0.7 11.4 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 14.3 1.0 15.0 1.6 14.2 1.3 14.2 1.2
Hispanic 11.2 0.7 12.4 1.0 10.0 1.0 10.4 1.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 22.7 1.1 22.7 1.5 22.8 1.6 22.4 1.9
Near poor/low 17.3 0.8 17.0 1.3 16.9 1.3 18.2 1.5
Middle 13.0 0.6 12.1 1.0 12.8 0.9 13.5 0.8
High 8.2 0.4 11.5 1.6 7.4 0.7 8.3 0.5
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 10.6 0.4 12.4 1.1 10.9 0.7 10.0 0.5
Public only 24.8 1.3 21.3 1.6 24.0 2.0 33.5 3.1
Uninsured  20.5 1.0 20.6 1.4 21.5 1.8 19.4 1.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 8.9 0.9 9.2 1.7 9.4 1.6 8.0 1.7
Medicare and private  9.7 0.9 15.4 1.9 7.5 1.3 9.0 1.3
Medicare and other public 11.3 1.7 12.4 2.0 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 12.5 0.5 15.0 1.0 12.5 0.8 11.6 0.6
Metropolitan-small 13.3 0.8 17.3 1.6 13.8 1.1 11.5 0.8
Micropolitan  12.8 0.9 18.2 1.6 12.0 1.3 10.8 1.2
Noncore-adjacent 15.6 1.9 14.1 2.6 19.1 2.8 12.1 2.4
Noncore-not adjacent  10.4 2.1 12.9 3.1 11.0 2.9 8.2 2.2
Language spoken most often at home English  13.2 0.4 17.8 0.9 13.5 0.6 11.7 0.5
Other 9.7 0.8 10.6 1.1 9.0 1.3 9.0 1.5
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 25.8 1.0 25.6 1.6 26.5 1.6 25.1 1.6
Complex activities 31.2 1.4 32.0 2.1 29.8 2.1 31.9 2.2
Neither basic nor complex activities 10.5 0.4 12.7 0.8 10.4 0.6 9.9 0.5

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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