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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 193B_a
Adults whose providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 45-64 32.5 0.5 33.8 0.6 22.0 1.3 33.3 2.7 * * * * 33.4 4.1
Age 18-44 32.1 0.7 33.3 0.8 23.3 1.8 35.8 3.3 * * * * 28.3 4.5
45-64 32.8 0.9 33.9 0.9 22.8 2.3 30.8 4.4 * * * * * *
65 and over 32.7 1.1 34.4 1.3 15.3 2.5 * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 32.4 0.8 33.5 0.8 22.7 2.5 31.5 3.3 * * * * * *
Female 32.6 0.6 33.9 0.7 21.5 1.5 34.8 3.3 * * * * 34.7 5.2
Family incomea Negative/poor 29.0 1.4 32.5 1.7 18.5 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Near poor/low 30.9 1.3 32.7 1.5 21.1 2.4 * * * * * * * *
Middle 34.0 0.9 35.3 1.0 23.2 2.3 33.2 4.0 * * * * * *
High 32.7 0.8 33.3 0.9 23.7 3.0 35.1 3.7 * * * * * *
Educationb Less than high school 29.7 1.2 32.3 1.4 17.4 2.0 * * * * * * * *
High school graduate 33.5 0.9 35.1 1.0 22.8 2.6 30.2 5.5 * * * * * *
At least some college 32.6 0.7 33.3 0.8 23.6 1.8 35.3 3.2 * * * * * *
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 32.7 0.6 33.5 0.7 24.9 2.0 35.7 3.2 * * * * 29.8 4.5
Public only 29.2 1.3 32.5 1.7 17.8 1.9 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 33.1 1.8 35.7 2.1 21.9 4.0 * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 29.6 1.7 31.0 1.9 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private 35.4 1.5 36.6 1.6 18.9 4.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 25.6 2.9 28.7 3.7 * * * * * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 32.6 0.7 33.9 0.8 24.3 1.8 32.8 3.0 * * * * 36.1 5.9
Metropolitan-small 32.1 0.9 33.2 1.0 17.3 2.0 * * * * * * * *
Micropolitan 32.4 1.7 33.6 1.8 17.3 4.4 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-adjacent 32.0 2.6 33.7 2.5 16.5 4.5 * * * * * * * *
Noncore-not adjacent 37.2 3.9 37.9 4.2 * * * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 32.5 0.5 33.8 0.6 21.9 1.3 31.7 4.1 * * * * 33.8 4.1
Other 32.8 1.7 32.5 2.1 * * 34.9 3.5 * * * * * *
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 34.4 1.2 36.6 1.3 15.5 2.1 * * * * * * * *
Complex activities 32.7 1.4 35.2 1.6 15.2 2.3 * * * * * * * *
Neither basic nor complex activities 32.1 0.6 33.1 0.7 23.6 1.5 33.6 2.6 * * * * 26.2 4.3

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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