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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 232d
People with a dental visit, 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   42.9 0.6 23.8 0.8 37.2 0.9 54.4 0.7
Age 18-44 38.9 0.7 25.8 1.2 30.7 1.1 49.3 0.9
45-64 48.9 0.8 22.6 1.3 43.2 1.3 59.8 1.0
65 and over 43.3 1.2 20.4 1.5 43.4 1.8 60.0 2.0
Gender Male 38.4 0.7 21.4 1.0 31.6 1.1 50.1 1.0
Female 47.0 0.7 26.2 1.1 42.2 1.2 58.3 0.8
Race White, single race 45.2 0.6 25.0 1.0 39.3 0.9 56.8 0.7
Black, single race 28.2 1.1 16.8 1.5 24.3 1.3 38.7 1.8
Asian, single race 42.9 2.4 23.3 3.9 37.4 4.7 48.9 2.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 31.5 4.5 * * * * * *
Multiple races 36.7 3.4 26.6 5.6 34.7 5.4 46.1 5.1
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 45.2 0.6 26.8 1.1 38.6 0.9 55.2 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 48.4 0.7 29.8 1.3 41.3 1.0 58.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 27.9 1.1 16.8 1.5 24.0 1.4 38.1 1.8
Hispanic 26.4 1.1 16.4 1.0 26.0 1.9 43.5 2.5
Family incomeb Negative/poor 23.6 0.9 15.7 1.1 24.1 1.6 36.6 2.4
Near poor/low 28.0 1.0 17.5 1.1 28.7 1.5 40.1 1.8
Middle 39.9 0.9 25.8 1.5 36.2 1.2 49.4 1.4
High 56.9 0.8 44.9 2.4 48.9 1.5 61.2 0.9
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 50.4 0.7 36.1 1.5 42.3 1.1 57.4 0.8
Public only 26.1 1.2 21.3 1.5 26.2 2.0 36.0 3.0
Uninsured 17.6 0.8 10.6 1.0 16.3 1.3 26.9 1.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 34.7 1.8 18.4 2.1 38.3 2.9 47.3 3.6
Medicare and private 51.4 1.5 25.4 2.4 48.0 2.1 65.1 2.1
Medicare and other public 25.4 3.2 15.3 2.9 29.6 5.5 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 43.1 0.7 23.7 1.0 36.6 1.1 53.8 0.9
Metropolitan-small 45.9 1.2 27.4 1.8 39.8 1.8 57.2 1.3
Micropolitan 37.4 2.0 17.9 2.0 34.1 2.2 51.2 2.8
Noncore-adjacent 36.2 2.9 17.5 2.4 39.1 3.8 48.2 3.9
Noncore-not adjacent 39.7 4.4 27.9 5.6 33.6 4.6 53.3 4.6
Language spoken most often at home English 45.4 0.6 26.7 1.0 38.8 0.9 55.7 0.7
Other 25.1 1.3 16.3 1.1 22.6 1.7 40.1 2.7
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 37.3 1.1 21.8 1.6 35.4 2.0 52.2 1.9
Complex activities 33.5 1.2 21.1 1.8 33.2 2.2 45.9 2.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 44.5 0.6 24.9 0.9 38.2 1.0 55.0 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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