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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 228B_b
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 7-8 on a scale from 0 to 10, by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   36.8 0.5 37.0 0.5 37.0 0.6 34.8 1.6 34.2 1.4
Age 18-44 39.8 0.7 40.4 0.8 41.2 0.9 36.2 2.0 35.3 1.8
45-64 36.5 0.8 36.6 0.9 36.5 1.0 33.8 2.4 35.9 2.6
65 and over 30.2 1.0 30.5 1.0 30.1 1.1 31.8 3.0 25.2 3.2
Gender Male 37.3 0.7 37.8 0.7 38.0 0.8 33.9 2.2 32.2 2.2
Female 36.3 0.7 36.4 0.7 36.4 0.8 35.3 1.8 35.6 1.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 31.6 1.4 31.7 1.6 32.4 1.9 27.2 2.7 30.7 2.1
Near poor/low 32.4 1.1 33.5 1.3 32.9 1.5 34.1 2.4 26.5 2.0
Middle 37.6 0.9 37.7 1.0 38.0 1.1 36.4 3.1 36.2 2.0
High 38.8 0.8 38.6 0.9 38.3 0.9 38.7 3.5 41.7 3.4
Educationb Less than high school 30.3 1.0 30.8 1.2 30.7 1.5 29.2 2.3 28.4 1.7
High school graduate  35.6 0.9 35.6 1.0 35.2 1.1 35.1 2.5 36.5 2.7
At least some college 39.4 0.7 39.4 0.7 39.5 0.8 37.4 2.8 38.7 2.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 39.7 0.6 39.7 0.7 39.9 0.7 37.3 2.4 39.8 2.2
Public only 32.8 1.4 33.7 1.7 32.7 2.0 30.2 2.5 28.8 2.3
Uninsured  32.3 1.7 33.3 2.0 33.5 2.3 32.2 4.2 28.7 2.8
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 28.5 1.6 29.2 1.7 29.3 1.9 * * * *
Medicare and private  31.0 1.3 30.8 1.3 30.6 1.4 34.1 4.2 * *
Medicare and other public 30.6 2.7 32.7 3.1 29.2 4.6 * * 20.7 3.4
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 37.7 0.7 38.1 0.8 38.0 0.9 36.7 2.2 35.0 1.6
Metropolitan-small 35.7 0.8 36.1 0.9 36.2 0.9 31.7 2.8 30.8 3.3
Micropolitan  35.2 1.7 35.4 1.8 36.1 1.9 32.3 5.7 31.7 6.3
Noncore-adjacent 35.0 3.1 34.3 3.1 35.0 3.5 26.6 5.7 * *
Noncore-not adjacent  38.8 2.2 38.7 2.3 38.3 2.5 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  36.9 0.5 36.9 0.5 37.0 0.6 34.9 1.6 37.3 2.2
Other 34.5 1.6 39.6 2.4 41.7 4.3 * * 30.7 1.9
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 34.2 1.1 34.4 1.2 35.1 1.3 30.4 2.9 31.9 3.0
Complex activities 33.9 1.3 34.2 1.4 34.4 1.6 29.3 3.5 29.9 3.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 37.3 0.6 37.6 0.6 37.5 0.7 35.6 1.8 34.7 1.5

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: 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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