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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 189B_d
Adults whose health providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by education,b 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   33.6 0.4 29.7 0.9 33.5 0.7 34.8 0.6
Age 18-44 33.7 0.6 32.3 1.4 33.2 1.0 34.4 0.8
45-64 34.3 0.7 29.9 1.5 34.0 1.1 35.4 1.0
65 and over 32.0 0.9 25.9 1.4 33.2 1.5 34.9 1.4
Gender Male 33.4 0.6 31.0 1.3 34.1 1.0 33.7 0.9
Female 33.7 0.5 28.7 1.1 33.1 0.9 35.7 0.7
Race White, single race 34.7 0.5 31.6 1.0 35.1 0.7 35.3 0.7
Black, single race 24.6 1.1 19.3 1.6 23.4 2.0 28.3 1.6
Asian, single race 34.1 2.1 * * 28.9 3.8 36.6 2.6
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 33.2 3.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 33.5 0.5 29.0 1.0 33.3 0.7 34.7 0.6
Non-Hispanic, White 34.7 0.5 31.4 1.2 35.0 0.8 35.3 0.7
Non-Hispanic, Black 24.5 1.1 19.3 1.6 23.1 1.9 28.2 1.6
Hispanic 34.5 1.2 32.1 1.5 35.8 2.1 36.2 2.2
Family incomec Negative/poor 29.0 1.2 26.2 1.4 28.9 1.7 33.7 2.5
Near poor/low 31.5 1.0 28.5 1.5 31.6 1.6 34.5 1.5
Middle 34.9 0.8 32.0 1.6 34.8 1.2 36.1 1.0
High 34.3 0.7 32.1 2.5 34.8 1.2 34.4 0.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 34.6 0.5 31.8 1.6 34.4 0.9 35.1 0.6
Public only 29.7 1.1 27.9 1.6 29.4 1.9 33.7 2.6
Uninsured 32.9 1.4 35.5 2.2 32.7 2.1 31.1 2.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 30.3 1.5 22.3 2.1 33.3 2.7 34.4 2.6
Medicare and private 33.9 1.2 29.0 2.2 34.6 1.9 35.2 1.6
Medicare and other public 25.7 1.9 24.4 2.4 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 33.7 0.6 30.8 1.3 33.1 0.9 34.9 0.9
Metropolitan-small 33.6 0.8 29.1 1.7 34.1 1.4 34.7 1.0
Micropolitan 32.7 1.3 27.2 2.2 33.4 1.5 34.5 1.9
Noncore-adjacent 33.0 2.2 30.6 3.0 33.9 2.9 33.7 3.2
Noncore-not adjacent 35.2 2.3 * * 35.9 3.8 39.3 4.4
Language spoken most often at home English 33.5 0.5 28.7 1.0 33.5 0.7 34.8 0.6
Other 34.1 1.3 33.8 1.9 33.3 2.4 35.1 2.2
Activity limitationsd Basic activities 34.7 0.9 28.1 1.3 34.5 1.2 39.7 1.6
Complex activities 33.7 1.0 27.2 1.5 33.2 1.5 39.4 1.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 33.4 0.5 30.5 1.1 33.4 0.7 34.2 0.6

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

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 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.

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: 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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