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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 222D_d
People unable to receive or delayed in receiving needed 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 Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   72.9 85.2 2.4 77.7 2.7 61.9 2.9
Age 18-44 79.6 88.9 3.0 84.6 3.4 70.2 3.7
45-64 69.0 88.5 3.3 75.5 4.2 55.3 4.2
65 and over 64.4 * * * * * *
Gender Male 70.2 84.1 3.7 71.7 5.4 59.5 5.9
Female 74.3 85.8 2.8 81.1 3.1 63.0 3.5
Race White, single race 70.0 82.8 2.9 76.2 3.0 57.9 3.2
Black, single race 83.9 * * * * * *
Asian, single race * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * *
Multiple races * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 71.3 83.7 3.0 77.3 2.8 60.4 3.0
Non-Hispanic, White 67.6 80.1 3.9 75.3 3.2 55.8 3.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 84.4 * * * * * *
Hispanic 87.2 89.9 2.8 * * * *
Family incomeb Negative/poor 86.5 86.1 3.3 93.4 2.3 * *
Near poor/low 82.1 85.3 3.9 81.2 5.6 * *
Middle 71.3 * * 71.3 5.0 66.8 4.6
High 51.1 * * * * 44.2 5.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 64.1 * * 70.7 4.2 55.2 3.5
Public only 84.8 80.6 4.5 * * * *
Uninsured  91.6 94.2 2.7 * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 69.7 84.9 4.1 75.2 4.5 60.1 3.8
Metropolitan-small 75.2 85.8 3.7 78.5 4.4 63.9 5.2
Micropolitan  75.1 * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  71.6 83.8 2.8 77.2 2.7 60.7 3.0
Other 93.7 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 74.9 81.9 3.8 79.2 3.9 64.1 4.9
Complex activities 76.2 81.1 4.5 84.9 3.8 * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 72.0 90.1 2.6 75.5 4.0 61.9 3.6

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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