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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 233A_d
People with an emergency room 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   14.5 0.3 19.1 0.7 15.5 0.6 12.0 0.4
Age 18-44 13.5 0.4 16.8 0.8 14.7 0.8 11.4 0.6
45-64 12.5 0.5 19.4 1.2 13.5 0.8 9.9 0.6
65 and over 21.5 0.8 23.9 1.5 21.1 1.3 20.1 1.5
Gender Male 13.2 0.5 16.2 0.9 14.7 0.8 10.9 0.7
Female 15.7 0.4 22.1 0.9 16.2 0.7 12.9 0.5
Race White, single race 14.3 0.4 19.3 0.8 14.9 0.6 11.9 0.5
Black, single race 18.3 0.7 19.8 1.5 19.0 1.3 16.7 1.3
Asian, single race 6.5 0.9 10.6 3.1 10.1 2.8 4.5 0.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race 19.0 3.4 * * * * * *
Multiple races 20.0 2.6 25.6 4.5 23.7 5.1 12.4 3.0
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 14.9 0.3 21.4 0.9 16.2 0.6 12.0 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 14.8 0.4 22.5 1.1 15.8 0.7 12.0 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 18.2 0.7 19.9 1.5 19.2 1.3 16.2 1.3
Hispanic 11.9 0.6 13.4 1.0 9.5 1.0 11.8 1.1
Family incomeb Negative/poor 22.3 1.0 25.2 1.3 20.5 1.7 20.0 1.9
Near poor/low 19.0 0.7 19.9 1.2 18.6 1.1 18.4 1.4
Middle 14.2 0.6 16.7 1.0 14.8 0.9 12.5 0.8
High 10.6 0.5 13.2 1.6 12.2 0.9 9.8 0.5
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 11.9 0.4 15.3 1.1 13.8 0.6 10.3 0.5
Public only 27.1 1.0 30.2 1.6 23.5 1.5 27.1 2.3
Uninsured 10.6 0.7 12.5 1.1 10.4 1.1 8.7 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 22.9 1.6 25.7 2.7 21.7 2.4 21.3 3.1
Medicare and private 20.1 1.0 21.8 2.0 20.4 1.8 19.1 1.7
Medicare and other public 26.2 2.5 26.5 2.8 23.7 4.8 * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 13.2 0.4 16.8 0.9 14.8 0.8 11.0 0.5
Metropolitan-small 15.0 0.5 21.4 1.3 16.0 1.0 11.8 0.8
Micropolitan 16.8 1.0 21.7 2.2 15.1 1.2 15.8 1.6
Noncore-adjacent 19.9 1.5 22.1 2.2 19.4 2.3 18.8 3.1
Noncore-not adjacent 18.0 3.0 21.5 5.0 15.3 1.6 * *
Language spoken most often at home English 14.9 0.3 21.7 0.8 15.9 0.6 12.1 0.5
Other 9.2 0.6 10.7 0.8 7.2 1.0 8.6 1.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 27.3 1.0 29.0 1.6 27.2 1.5 26.1 1.8
Complex activities 30.2 1.3 33.4 1.8 30.0 2.0 27.3 2.2
Neither basic nor complex activities 11.8 0.3 15.4 0.7 12.6 0.6 10.1 0.4

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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