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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 228A_a
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   13.8 0.4 12.8 0.4 18.6 1.0 20.4 2.3 * * * * 18.5 3.2
Age 18-44 16.9 0.6 15.8 0.7 22.6 1.6 20.2 3.4 * * * * 20.5 4.1
45-64 12.5 0.5 11.6 0.6 16.0 1.7 19.5 3.1 * * * * * *
65 and over 9.2 0.7 8.5 0.7 10.2 1.7 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 14.1 0.6 12.9 0.6 20.2 1.8 20.0 2.9 * * * * * *
Female 13.6 0.4 12.7 0.5 17.6 1.2 20.8 2.9 * * * * 15.6 3.6
Family incomea Negative/poor 24.0 1.2 22.6 1.5 26.2 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 17.3 0.9 16.3 1.0 22.7 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Middle 14.1 0.7 13.4 0.8 15.5 2.1 22.5 3.3 * * * * * *
High 10.2 0.6 9.6 0.5 13.1 2.2 19.7 3.4 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 19.6 0.9 18.3 1.0 22.0 2.0 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate  14.3 0.7 13.3 0.7 20.5 1.6 19.1 4.6 * * * * * *
At least some college 11.7 0.5 10.8 0.5 15.3 1.7 20.2 2.7 * * * * * *
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 12.2 0.5 11.6 0.5 15.4 1.4 17.1 2.6 * * * * 13.9 3.7
Public only 24.7 1.3 24.3 1.6 25.6 2.6 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured  28.9 1.8 26.5 1.9 36.2 4.7 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10.7 1.3 10.4 1.4 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private  8.1 0.9 7.7 0.9 12.1 3.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 10.8 1.7 8.1 1.8 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 14.6 0.6 13.1 0.6 19.8 1.4 20.6 2.6 * * * * 19.9 5.3
Metropolitan-small 11.9 0.7 11.4 0.8 15.6 1.8 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan  13.7 1.2 13.2 1.3 16.4 4.8 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 16.4 1.7 15.6 1.9 18.2 3.7 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent  16.0 1.8 16.0 1.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  13.4 0.4 12.5 0.4 18.5 1.0 16.4 3.0 * * * * 18.6 3.2
Other 18.9 1.4 16.6 1.5 * * 24.5 3.3 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 18.4 0.9 16.2 1.0 25.1 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 22.5 1.2 20.7 1.4 28.1 3.0 * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 12.6 0.4 11.9 0.4 16.8 1.2 18.1 2.2 * * * * 14.1 3.1

a 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.

b 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.

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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