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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 193A_d
Adults whose providers always explained things in a way they could understand, 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   59.1 0.6 56.8 1.2 57.3 0.9 60.9 0.8
Age 18-44 57.9 0.8 51.4 1.9 55.6 1.4 60.9 1.1
45-64 59.7 0.9 59.0 2.1 57.8 1.5 61.0 1.2
65 and over 60.8 1.2 62.4 2.1 59.9 1.8 60.6 2.0
Gender Male 58.9 0.8 55.4 1.8 56.1 1.4 61.4 1.2
Female 59.3 0.7 57.9 1.4 58.2 1.1 60.5 0.9
Race White, single race 58.6 0.7 54.8 1.4 56.6 1.0 60.8 0.9
Black, single race 66.9 1.5 68.0 2.3 64.1 2.5 68.6 2.0
Asian, single race 53.3 2.8 * * 53.2 5.9 52.8 3.2
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 54.0 4.3 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 59.5 0.6 57.2 1.4 57.5 1.0 61.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 58.9 0.7 54.5 1.7 56.6 1.1 61.2 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 67.5 1.5 68.6 2.2 64.6 2.5 69.1 2.0
Hispanic 55.3 1.6 55.6 1.9 55.7 2.5 54.6 2.6
Family incomeb Negative/poor 56.5 1.6 57.8 1.9 56.8 2.6 53.9 3.1
Near poor/low 58.6 1.4 58.5 2.0 56.8 2.0 60.8 2.2
Middle 57.6 0.9 54.9 2.4 56.5 1.5 59.3 1.4
High 61.0 0.9 56.1 3.3 58.7 1.6 62.2 1.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 60.2 0.7 57.7 2.1 57.8 1.2 61.7 0.9
Public only 54.2 1.4 53.2 2.2 54.7 2.4 55.2 3.7
Uninsured 50.4 2.0 46.8 3.3 50.2 3.0 53.5 3.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 62.2 2.0 65.3 3.2 61.0 3.5 60.5 4.1
Medicare and private 59.3 1.5 58.4 3.5 58.0 2.4 60.7 2.1
Medicare and other public 66.0 2.9 66.2 3.4 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 58.8 0.8 55.2 1.8 57.2 1.3 60.6 1.1
Metropolitan-small 60.1 1.1 58.8 2.2 57.5 1.9 62.0 1.3
Micropolitan 58.7 1.9 57.5 3.7 57.6 2.2 60.0 2.6
Noncore-adjacent 58.5 2.2 55.8 3.2 58.2 3.7 61.0 4.3
Noncore-not adjacent 57.9 3.5 * * 56.0 3.1 56.5 6.2
Language spoken most often at home English 59.5 0.6 57.6 1.4 57.4 1.0 61.3 0.8
Other 54.6 1.8 53.5 2.3 56.7 3.3 54.4 3.0
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 54.4 1.2 58.1 2.2 52.2 1.6 53.9 2.0
Complex activities 53.6 1.4 57.0 2.6 53.0 2.1 51.4 2.8
Neither basic nor complex activities 60.3 0.6 56.3 1.5 58.8 1.0 62.1 0.8

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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