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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 189C_d
Adults whose health providers sometimes or never 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   9.6 0.3 12.8 0.6 9.9 0.5 8.4 0.3
Age 18-44 11.7 0.4 16.8 1.1 12.4 0.7 10.0 0.5
45-64 8.5 0.4 11.5 1.0 9.4 0.7 7.3 0.5
65 and over 6.6 0.4 8.3 1.0 6.2 0.7 5.9 0.7
Gender Male 9.3 0.4 12.6 1.0 9.6 0.7 8.1 0.5
Female 9.8 0.3 12.9 0.8 10.1 0.5 8.6 0.4
Race White, single race 9.0 0.3 12.1 0.7 9.2 0.5 8.0 0.4
Black, single race 11.3 0.8 14.3 1.7 12.7 1.3 8.6 0.9
Asian, single race 14.2 1.5 * * 15.7 3.6 13.6 1.8
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 14.4 2.3 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 9.3 0.3 12.6 0.7 9.9 0.5 8.1 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 8.7 0.3 11.8 0.9 9.2 0.5 7.7 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 11.0 0.8 13.7 1.7 12.8 1.3 8.3 0.9
Hispanic 12.2 0.6 13.4 1.1 9.4 1.2 13.0 1.3
Family incomec Negative/poor 15.7 1.0 16.9 1.2 14.4 1.6 15.7 1.9
Near poor/low 11.0 0.6 10.8 1.1 12.5 1.0 9.3 0.8
Middle 9.8 0.4 13.4 1.5 9.3 0.7 8.9 0.6
High 7.6 0.4 9.6 1.5 7.6 0.7 7.5 0.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 8.6 0.3 10.7 1.0 9.2 0.5 8.0 0.4
Public only 16.4 0.9 19.4 1.5 14.6 1.4 14.1 2.0
Uninsured 18.9 1.2 19.2 2.2 19.1 2.0 18.4 1.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 7.2 0.9 8.6 1.6 5.4 1.1 8.0 2.0
Medicare and private 6.0 0.6 8.0 1.7 6.0 0.9 5.2 0.7
Medicare and other public 8.8 1.3 8.8 1.6 * * * *
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 10.1 0.3 14.3 1.1 10.0 0.6 9.1 0.4
Metropolitan-small 8.5 0.5 11.4 0.8 9.2 0.8 7.1 0.6
Micropolitan 10.0 0.9 12.2 1.8 10.6 1.3 8.5 1.1
Noncore-adjacent 11.0 1.1 10.9 2.2 12.3 1.9 9.5 2.4
Noncore-not adjacent 6.9 0.8 * * 7.7 1.3 5.7 0.9
Language spoken most often at home English 9.2 0.3 12.5 0.7 9.8 0.5 8.0 0.3
Other 13.5 1.0 14.0 1.4 10.7 1.8 14.8 1.8
Activity limitationsd Basic activities 12.3 0.6 12.9 1.2 14.6 1.2 9.6 0.9
Complex activities 14.9 0.8 16.9 1.6 16.0 1.4 12.1 1.3
Neither basic nor complex activities 8.8 0.3 12.3 0.7 8.5 0.4 8.2 0.3

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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