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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 61d
Adults who were obese who were given advice about exercise, 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   58.9 0.9 52.0 1.7 57.7 1.4 63.4 1.3
Age 18-44 47.5 1.3 40.0 2.2 45.5 2.0 53.0 2.0
45-64 68.8 1.2 65.4 2.5 67.1 2.2 71.3 1.8
65 and over 67.8 2.0 57.5 3.4 70.2 2.9 75.3 3.5
Gender Male 53.6 1.1 48.0 2.3 48.3 1.9 60.3 1.8
Female 63.8 1.1 55.3 2.3 66.0 1.7 66.4 1.7
Race White, single race 59.8 1.0 51.5 2.0 58.7 1.6 64.5 1.5
Black, single race 55.3 2.2 55.8 3.4 53.7 3.2 56.7 3.1
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races  66.0 5.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 61.1 1.0 56.5 2.0 59.4 1.5 64.2 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 62.7 1.0 57.3 2.6 61.1 1.7 65.7 1.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 55.1 2.2 56.9 3.5 53.2 3.2 56.1 3.1
Hispanic 44.9 2.2 41.0 2.9 43.2 3.8 54.0 3.4
Family incomeb Negative/poor 52.1 1.8 51.4 2.8 50.0 3.2 56.9 3.8
Near poor/low 54.0 1.7 48.5 2.8 55.3 2.6 59.1 3.3
Middle 58.2 1.3 53.2 3.0 58.0 2.0 60.8 2.1
High 65.0 1.4 58.9 5.7 62.7 2.7 66.9 1.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 61.4 1.1 55.4 2.9 58.9 1.7 64.5 1.4
Public only 61.7 1.9 57.8 2.8 64.1 3.1 65.1 4.5
Uninsured 36.0 2.0 36.5 3.0 33.8 3.3 38.0 3.6
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 64.6 3.9 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 70.2 2.6 63.6 5.1 71.5 3.6 73.4 4.7
Medicare and other public 65.3 4.7 57.3 6.3 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 58.8 1.3 51.1 2.5 58.8 2.0 62.3 1.9
Metropolitan-small 60.5 1.7 55.4 3.0 59.1 2.4 63.9 2.3
Micropolitan 57.0 2.3 50.1 3.6 51.3 3.5 68.2 3.2
Noncore-adjacent 55.2 5.0 55.2 6.0 56.8 6.4 * *
Noncore-not adjacent 59.2 4.5 * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 60.5 0.9 56.0 2.0 58.4 1.5 64.0 1.3
Other 42.9 2.4 38.8 3.1 46.3 4.3 49.8 5.1
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 73.7 1.6 66.2 3.0 73.6 2.7 80.3 2.8
Complex activities 72.9 1.9 65.9 3.3 73.7 3.1 79.2 3.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 55.1 1.0 46.6 1.9 53.2 1.6 60.2 1.4

a 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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