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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 224d
People with difficulty contacting provider over the telephone, 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   17.2 0.5 17.9 0.9 17.0 0.8 17.1 0.7
Age 18-44 16.9 0.7 17.2 1.3 17.0 1.1 16.7 0.9
45-64 17.5 0.8 18.6 1.5 17.2 1.1 17.3 1.1
65 and over 17.6 0.9 18.1 1.5 16.8 1.5 17.9 1.3
Gender Male 16.5 0.7 17.0 1.2 16.5 1.1 16.2 0.9
Female 17.8 0.5 18.6 1.1 17.4 0.9 17.8 0.8
Race White, single race 17.7 0.6 18.4 1.0 17.4 0.8 17.7 0.8
Black, single race 14.4 1.0 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.4 14.1 1.5
Asian, single race 13.8 2.2 18.2 4.5 14.4 3.7 12.8 2.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 23.0 5.9 * * * * * *
Multiple races 20.7 3.5 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 17.0 0.6 17.0 1.0 17.0 0.8 17.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 17.5 0.6 17.6 1.2 17.5 0.9 17.5 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 14.3 1.0 14.2 1.5 14.8 1.5 14.1 1.5
Hispanic 19.2 1.2 20.9 1.8 17.1 2.0 18.8 1.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 20.5 1.3 22.3 1.9 20.4 2.1 17.5 2.2
Near poor/low 18.4 1.1 17.1 1.6 17.7 1.7 20.8 1.8
Middle 16.4 0.8 16.5 1.5 17.1 1.1 15.8 1.1
High 16.6 0.8 16.0 2.2 15.5 1.2 17.1 1.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 16.3 0.6 14.0 1.3 16.4 0.9 16.6 0.8
Public only 20.9 1.3 21.0 1.7 20.5 2.4 21.3 2.4
Uninsured  20.3 1.5 23.4 2.3 18.4 2.4 19.3 2.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 15.6 1.5 13.4 2.3 17.0 2.8 16.2 2.9
Medicare and private  17.6 1.2 19.4 2.4 15.3 1.8 18.7 1.7
Medicare and other public 22.8 2.9 23.1 3.2 28.4 6.4 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 18.0 0.6 19.8 1.3 18.6 1.1 17.1 0.8
Metropolitan-small 16.7 1.2 15.8 1.5 15.7 1.5 17.7 1.6
Micropolitan  15.8 1.6 19.2 2.6 16.0 1.8 14.1 1.8
Noncore-adjacent 15.6 2.2 14.2 2.9 14.2 2.3 18.4 3.8
Noncore-not adjacent  16.0 2.8 * * 15.3 3.7 20.7 5.7
Language spoken most often at home English  17.1 0.6 17.0 1.0 16.9 0.8 17.2 0.7
Other 18.5 1.5 21.6 1.9 18.8 3.2 14.8 2.5
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 21.5 1.1 22.2 1.7 21.0 1.7 21.4 1.8
Complex activities 24.9 1.3 25.0 2.1 22.7 2.1 27.2 2.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 16.1 0.6 15.9 1.0 15.9 0.8 16.3 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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