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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 191B_c
Adults whose providers usually listened carefully to them, by family income,a United States, 2004
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   33.2 0.6 27.9 1.5 30.9 1.2 34.4 0.9 34.3 0.9
Age 18-44 33.9 0.8 27.9 1.7 32.6 1.7 35.0 1.4 35.2 1.4
45-64 33.8 0.8 29.4 2.5 33.4 2.3 34.2 1.5 34.3 1.3
65 and over 30.4 1.2 25.6 3.3 27.0 2.0 33.3 2.3 31.6 2.2
Gender Male 32.4 0.8 30.9 2.5 31.6 1.7 32.9 1.5 32.5 1.2
Female 33.8 0.6 26.3 1.6 30.6 1.4 35.5 1.2 35.8 1.1
Race White, single race 34.4 0.6 31.2 1.8 32.6 1.4 36.2 1.0 34.3 1.0
Black, single race 23.2 1.5 17.2 2.4 23.6 2.5 19.8 2.0 30.7 3.7
Asian, single race 33.1 2.3 * * * * 34.8 4.1 36.7 3.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 37.8 3.9 * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 33.0 0.6 26.9 1.7 30.0 1.3 34.1 1.0 34.4 0.9
Non-Hispanic, White 34.3 0.6 30.3 2.1 31.9 1.7 36.1 1.1 34.4 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 23.1 1.6 17.3 2.5 22.6 2.5 19.8 2.0 31.2 3.7
Hispanic 34.7 1.4 33.5 2.5 35.8 2.6 37.1 2.6 31.3 3.1
Educationb Less than high school 27.8 1.1 26.2 1.9 27.8 1.8 29.2 2.1 27.2 2.9
High school graduate 31.5 0.8 25.0 2.4 30.2 2.0 32.5 1.5 33.3 1.4
At least some college 35.8 0.7 35.1 3.0 35.2 1.9 37.4 1.2 35.3 1.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 34.8 0.6 29.6 3.2 33.9 1.8 35.2 1.1 35.0 1.0
Public only 28.5 1.3 25.6 1.7 29.9 2.3 35.5 3.8 * *
Uninsured 31.8 1.9 33.5 3.3 33.2 3.1 29.3 3.2 31.8 4.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 29.0 1.8 18.6 4.1 26.5 3.4 33.3 3.8 29.9 4.8
Medicare and private 31.8 1.5 33.2 6.9 28.3 3.1 33.9 2.8 32.0 2.3
Medicare and other public 25.7 2.9 25.0 4.4 23.9 3.9 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 33.9 0.7 28.4 2.0 31.0 1.8 35.2 1.2 35.0 1.2
Metropolitan-small 32.1 1.1 29.1 3.1 30.6 2.2 33.2 1.5 32.4 1.6
Micropolitan 33.3 1.8 27.7 3.7 32.2 3.3 34.3 3.3 34.4 2.9
Noncore-adjacent 32.4 2.9 21.1 3.8 31.9 3.6 33.0 5.3 37.7 5.7
Noncore-not adjacent 30.1 2.2 * * * * 36.6 5.0 * *
Language spoken most often at home English 33.1 0.6 27.7 1.7 30.1 1.3 34.1 1.0 34.5 0.9
Other 33.8 1.6 28.5 2.9 36.4 2.8 38.1 3.1 28.6 3.4
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 33.0 1.1 25.0 2.1 30.8 2.1 36.8 2.2 35.8 2.6
Complex activities 32.4 1.3 25.6 2.3 32.5 2.5 36.7 3.0 34.1 3.1
Neither basic nor complex activities 33.3 0.6 29.4 1.9 30.8 1.4 34.1 1.0 34.1 0.9

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: 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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