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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 189A_b
Adults whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a 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   56.7 0.5 57.0 0.5 56.5 0.6 64.3 1.4 52.8 1.3
Age 18-44 54.4 0.7 54.7 0.8 54.3 0.9 60.5 1.9 51.8 1.7
45-64 57.1 0.7 57.5 0.8 56.7 0.9 66.2 2.1 51.6 2.2
65 and over 61.1 1.0 61.1 1.0 60.3 1.2 73.5 2.5 60.4 2.8
Gender Male 57.2 0.7 57.7 0.7 57.3 0.8 63.8 2.2 51.3 2.0
Female 56.3 0.6 56.5 0.6 55.9 0.7 64.6 1.6 53.9 1.5
Family incomeb Negative/poor 54.9 1.4 55.4 1.6 53.2 2.1 63.5 2.3 52.4 2.2
Near poor/low 57.2 1.1 58.3 1.3 57.0 1.6 65.1 2.4 51.4 2.3
Middle 55.0 0.8 55.3 0.9 54.2 1.1 65.6 2.2 52.1 2.4
High 57.9 0.8 58.1 0.8 58.2 0.8 62.8 3.0 55.5 2.9
Educationc Less than high school 57.2 0.9 58.2 1.1 56.6 1.3 66.5 2.1 53.9 1.6
High school graduate 56.4 0.7 56.6 0.8 55.8 0.9 63.8 2.3 54.5 2.2
At least some college 56.7 0.7 57.0 0.7 56.9 0.8 63.5 1.9 50.5 2.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 56.7 0.6 57.0 0.7 56.4 0.8 63.8 1.9 53.2 1.8
Public only 53.6 1.4 53.2 1.6 50.1 2.1 63.4 2.6 55.0 2.3
Uninsured 47.8 1.7 48.6 1.9 48.2 2.2 55.5 4.4 44.9 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 62.2 1.7 62.1 1.8 61.2 2.0 * * * *
Medicare and private 59.9 1.3 59.9 1.3 59.5 1.5 67.1 4.4 * *
Medicare and other public 64.7 2.3 65.6 2.5 64.1 3.3 * * 60.4 4.2
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 55.9 0.7 56.5 0.8 56.2 0.9 61.8 1.8 51.7 1.6
Metropolitan-small 57.8 1.0 57.9 1.0 57.1 1.1 69.6 2.1 56.0 2.4
Micropolitan 57.1 1.6 57.2 1.6 56.4 1.6 67.4 6.1 55.1 5.5
Noncore-adjacent 56.2 2.3 56.3 2.3 55.9 2.2 68.8 4.0 * *
Noncore-not adjacent 57.9 2.1 58.1 2.4 56.8 2.8 * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 57.1 0.5 57.2 0.6 56.5 0.6 64.3 1.4 54.2 1.8
Other 51.5 1.6 51.4 2.7 59.0 3.9 * * 51.6 1.9
Activity limitationsd Basic activities 52.8 0.9 52.8 1.0 52.1 1.1 62.4 2.4 51.8 3.1
Complex activities 51.2 1.2 51.4 1.3 50.4 1.4 63.2 3.0 49.0 3.4
Neither basic nor complex activities 57.6 0.6 58.0 0.6 57.5 0.7 64.5 1.6 53.2 1.4

a For the percent estimates, the weights are adjusted for non-response based on how many of the 4 questions had a response.

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 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.

d 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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