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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222A_d
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medications due to financial or insurance reasons, 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   65.1 1.2 76.5 1.6 69.7 2.1 55.6 1.8
Age 18-44 70.1 1.5 80.1 2.6 74.2 2.6 62.0 2.2
45-64 63.5 1.8 80.8 2.9 69.4 3.1 51.1 3.0
65 and over 48.7 3.1 59.1 4.5 * * 38.7 6.2
Gender Male 65.7 1.9 73.9 2.7 69.5 3.1 57.4 3.0
Female 64.8 1.4 78.3 2.1 69.8 2.5 54.5 2.2
Race White, single race 65.0 1.3 77.4 1.7 69.7 2.3 54.8 2.1
Black, single race 65.6 3.1 72.9 4.6 68.6 5.1 58.3 4.5
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 63.3 1.3 74.0 2.0 68.6 2.2 54.7 1.9
Non-Hispanic, White 62.5 1.5 74.1 2.2 68.2 2.5 53.5 2.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 66.4 3.1 74.2 4.6 69.5 5.2 58.8 4.4
Hispanic 80.0 2.4 84.6 2.7 82.1 4.5 69.0 5.6
Family incomeb Negative/poor 79.8 1.9 80.9 2.9 83.1 2.9 72.8 4.3
Near poor/low 76.4 2.1 80.5 2.9 75.4 3.7 73.0 3.7
Middle 68.3 2.0 78.9 3.9 69.0 3.0 63.8 2.8
High 40.3 2.4 * * 47.1 4.9 37.7 2.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 56.2 1.7 71.4 3.8 62.4 2.9 49.3 2.1
Public only 75.0 2.2 75.3 3.3 75.7 3.8 73.7 4.7
Uninsured  88.6 1.9 91.5 2.0 89.4 3.4 84.1 3.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 52.4 6.0 * * * * * *
Medicare and private  41.4 4.0 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 63.4 1.7 77.4 2.5 68.5 3.2 54.2 2.5
Metropolitan-small 66.8 2.0 78.2 3.3 71.0 3.3 57.0 3.2
Micropolitan  65.7 3.7 70.6 4.3 66.8 6.1 * *
Noncore-adjacent 69.6 5.5 * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  63.8 1.2 74.5 1.8 68.4 2.2 55.2 1.9
Other 80.5 3.9 86.0 3.3 91.2 3.9 * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 69.9 1.9 76.7 2.9 72.1 3.1 61.6 3.3
Complex activities 69.6 2.3 77.0 3.4 71.4 3.9 60.4 3.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 63.3 1.4 77.7 2.3 67.8 2.4 54.4 2.1

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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