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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 62d
Adults who were obese who were given advice about eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods, 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   49.2 0.9 46.9 1.5 47.1 1.4 52.1 1.4
Age 18-44 35.5 1.3 33.1 2.0 32.8 1.8 38.9 2.1
45-64 59.5 1.3 58.2 2.6 56.8 2.0 62.1 1.8
65 and over 63.9 2.1 58.4 3.6 65.4 3.1 67.7 3.6
Gender Male 47.2 1.2 44.9 2.2 42.7 1.9 51.8 2.0
Female 51.0 1.1 48.5 2.0 51.0 1.7 52.4 1.7
Race White, single race 50.5 1.0 47.3 1.7 48.7 1.6 53.4 1.5
Black, single race 44.5 2.2 47.0 3.2 41.5 3.2 46.1 3.6
Asian, single race * * * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races  54.9 5.5 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 51.0 1.0 50.8 2.0 48.6 1.5 53.0 1.5
Non-Hispanic, White 52.8 1.1 52.5 2.4 50.7 1.7 54.6 1.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 44.7 2.3 48.0 3.1 41.5 3.3 45.9 3.7
Hispanic 37.7 1.9 37.3 2.4 34.8 3.2 41.7 3.3
Family incomeb Negative/poor 40.5 1.9 40.3 2.7 39.7 3.0 42.1 4.1
Near poor/low 45.0 1.7 42.9 2.4 42.3 2.6 51.6 3.5
Middle 49.3 1.5 52.6 2.7 49.6 2.1 47.3 2.4
High 54.7 1.5 54.2 5.6 50.8 2.8 56.7 2.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 50.5 1.1 49.9 2.7 47.0 1.7 53.0 1.6
Public only 49.2 2.2 47.7 2.9 51.4 3.6 47.9 4.6
Uninsured 27.2 1.8 29.8 3.1 24.5 3.0 27.4 2.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 62.1 3.9 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 66.4 2.8 59.7 6.0 68.3 3.8 69.0 4.7
Medicare and other public 58.3 5.1 62.9 5.9 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 48.0 1.3 46.9 2.4 45.7 2.0 50.3 2.0
Metropolitan-small 51.6 1.5 49.7 2.7 50.9 2.6 53.0 2.2
Micropolitan 50.2 2.8 44.4 3.9 46.3 3.4 58.4 4.2
Noncore-adjacent 44.5 4.3 46.6 4.8 38.3 6.0 * *
Noncore-not adjacent 49.3 5.9 * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 50.3 0.9 49.7 1.8 47.6 1.4 52.9 1.5
Other 37.4 2.5 37.1 2.9 40.4 5.3 34.7 4.4
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 65.3 1.6 64.0 2.8 62.5 2.8 69.8 2.9
Complex activities 65.6 2.0 65.4 3.2 64.1 3.3 67.7 3.8
Neither basic nor complex activities 45.0 1.0 39.8 1.7 42.7 1.5 48.8 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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