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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 62b
Adults who were obese who were given advice about eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods, 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   49.1 0.9 50.9 1.0 52.8 1.1 44.5 2.2 37.6 1.9
Age 18-44 35.4 1.3 37.0 1.5 38.5 1.8 32.8 2.7 28.0 2.2
45-64 59.4 1.3 60.6 1.4 61.6 1.6 55.6 3.0 49.3 2.8
65 and over 63.8 2.0 63.6 2.2 64.7 2.4 62.9 5.1 67.1 5.8
Gender Male 47.1 1.2 49.3 1.3 50.9 1.5 40.7 3.1 33.1 2.5
Female 51.0 1.1 52.4 1.2 54.6 1.4 46.9 2.3 41.9 2.4
Family incomea Negative/poor 40.4 1.9 41.7 2.2 43.9 2.9 37.6 3.6 34.6 2.7
Near poor/low 44.7 1.6 48.2 1.9 48.2 2.4 47.6 3.0 31.8 2.7
Middle 49.2 1.5 50.2 1.6 52.2 1.9 44.0 3.5 42.8 3.0
High 54.7 1.5 55.9 1.6 57.2 1.7 48.5 4.4 40.1 4.9
Educationb Less than high school 46.9 1.5 50.8 2.0 52.5 2.4 48.0 3.1 37.3 2.4
High school graduate 47.1 1.4 48.6 1.5 50.7 1.7 41.5 3.3 34.8 3.2
At least some college 52.1 1.4 53.0 1.5 54.6 1.6 45.9 3.7 41.7 3.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 50.4 1.1 51.5 1.2 53.1 1.3 44.8 2.9 40.3 2.9
Public only 48.9 2.2 50.6 2.5 52.3 3.3 47.1 3.4 41.8 3.9
Uninsured 27.2 1.7 28.3 2.2 29.2 2.9 25.7 3.7 24.9 2.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 61.4 3.9 61.8 4.1 61.1 4.8 * * * *
Medicare and private 66.6 2.8 66.2 2.8 66.1 3.0 * * * *
Medicare and other public 57.8 5.0 54.8 5.7 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 47.9 1.3 50.0 1.5 52.6 1.7 42.8 3.0 38.2 2.3
Metropolitan-small 51.5 1.5 52.8 1.5 53.6 1.8 49.3 3.6 40.4 3.6
Micropolitan 50.1 2.8 52.1 2.9 53.6 3.3 48.9 4.9 26.1 6.7
Noncore-adjacent 44.9 4.1 46.1 4.2 48.5 4.7 * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 49.2 6.0 49.4 6.1 51.0 6.5 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 50.3 0.9 51.2 1.0 52.9 1.1 45.0 2.3 38.2 2.4
Other 37.2 2.6 36.7 5.9 * * * * 37.3 2.5
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 65.2 1.6 65.9 1.7 66.2 1.9 68.1 3.0 56.4 4.9
Complex activities 65.4 2.0 66.7 2.1 67.6 2.4 68.8 3.5 54.3 5.6
Neither basic nor complex activities 44.9 1.0 46.7 1.1 49.0 1.2 38.6 2.6 34.6 1.9

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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