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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 228C_b
Adults who rate their health care in the past year 9-10 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   49.4 0.6 49.4 0.6 50.5 0.7 46.8 1.8 49.6 1.5
Age 18-44 43.2 0.8 42.7 0.9 43.2 1.1 41.5 2.4 47.1 1.9
45-64 51.0 0.9 51.3 1.0 52.3 1.1 50.1 2.8 47.9 2.5
65 and over 60.6 1.1 60.3 1.2 61.4 1.3 58.1 3.6 65.1 3.2
Gender Male 48.6 0.8 48.4 0.8 49.6 0.9 46.0 2.6 51.0 2.4
Female 50.0 0.7 50.2 0.8 51.3 0.9 47.3 2.0 48.6 1.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 44.4 1.5 43.1 1.7 43.6 2.2 46.6 2.8 51.9 2.7
Near poor/low 50.2 1.3 49.8 1.4 51.7 1.7 43.6 2.5 53.0 2.6
Middle 48.3 0.9 48.2 1.0 48.7 1.1 48.3 3.2 49.5 2.5
High 51.0 0.9 51.3 1.0 52.4 1.0 48.1 3.9 44.9 3.2
Educationb Less than high school 50.1 1.1 48.6 1.4 49.9 1.7 49.3 2.2 55.7 2.0
High school graduate  50.0 0.9 50.1 0.9 51.5 1.0 44.3 3.1 48.8 2.7
At least some college 49.0 0.8 49.3 0.8 50.1 0.9 47.5 2.8 43.6 2.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 48.1 0.7 48.3 0.8 48.8 0.8 47.3 2.5 45.9 2.0
Public only 42.5 1.6 40.3 1.8 41.2 2.4 44.2 3.0 52.2 2.7
Uninsured  38.8 1.7 36.4 2.1 38.4 2.2 32.7 5.5 47.2 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 60.8 2.0 60.1 2.1 60.5 2.3 * * * *
Medicare and private  60.9 1.5 61.0 1.5 61.5 1.6 54.2 5.2 * *
Medicare and other public 58.7 2.9 56.5 3.4 63.3 4.8 * * 68.6 4.3
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 47.7 0.8 47.7 0.9 49.5 0.9 43.7 2.5 47.9 1.7
Metropolitan-small 52.4 1.0 52.2 1.1 52.6 1.1 52.8 2.5 55.1 3.6
Micropolitan  51.1 1.8 51.1 1.9 50.8 2.0 51.3 6.5 52.6 4.7
Noncore-adjacent 48.6 2.3 49.1 2.3 49.3 2.5 55.2 4.4 * *
Noncore-not adjacent  45.1 1.3 45.2 1.5 45.7 1.7 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English  49.7 0.6 49.9 0.6 50.7 0.7 46.8 1.8 46.2 2.3
Other 46.6 1.8 37.2 3.0 37.7 4.3 * * 53.5 2.0
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 47.5 1.2 47.4 1.2 48.9 1.3 44.1 2.8 48.6 3.0
Complex activities 43.6 1.3 43.6 1.3 45.4 1.6 42.5 3.9 43.6 4.0
Neither basic nor complex activities 50.0 0.6 50.0 0.7 51.0 0.8 47.9 2.1 49.9 1.6

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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