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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 197C_d
Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, 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   13.4 0.4 14.9 0.8 12.8 0.6 13.3 0.5
Age 18-44 17.1 0.5 19.7 1.3 17.1 1.1 16.5 0.8
45-64 11.2 0.5 13.4 1.3 11.2 0.9 10.8 0.7
65 and over 8.8 0.6 9.6 1.3 7.3 1.0 9.5 1.1
Gender Male 12.6 0.5 14.1 1.2 11.9 1.0 12.6 0.7
Female 13.9 0.4 15.4 1.0 13.4 0.7 13.8 0.6
Race White, single race 12.7 0.4 14.2 0.9 11.7 0.7 12.9 0.6
Black, single race 15.4 1.1 17.0 2.1 17.2 2.0 13.2 1.6
Asian, single race 19.1 2.0 * * 21.1 4.7 19.7 2.4
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 18.7 3.3 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.1 0.4 14.5 0.9 12.8 0.7 12.9 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 12.3 0.4 13.8 1.1 11.7 0.7 12.4 0.6
Non-Hispanic, Black 15.1 1.1 15.7 2.1 17.5 2.0 13.0 1.6
Hispanic  16.6 1.0 16.1 1.3 12.5 1.6 20.4 2.0
Family incomeb Negative/poor 19.0 1.3 20.9 1.7 16.4 2.0 20.2 2.7
Near poor/low 14.8 0.8 12.0 1.2 16.8 1.5 15.1 1.5
Middle 14.0 0.6 15.0 1.8 12.6 1.0 14.7 1.0
High 11.3 0.6 11.9 2.1 9.7 1.0 11.9 0.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 12.9 0.5 12.0 1.2 12.4 0.7 13.2 0.6
Public only 19.3 1.2 22.8 1.9 16.8 1.9 17.4 2.6
Uninsured 24.2 1.4 23.6 2.5 25.1 2.8 23.6 2.5
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9.1 1.3 7.5 1.7 8.1 1.8 11.7 3.3
Medicare and private 8.4 0.8 10.7 2.4 6.8 1.2 8.8 1.1
Medicare and other public 10.2 1.8 10.7 1.9 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 14.7 0.5 16.0 1.2 13.8 1.0 14.8 0.7
Metropolitan-small 11.2 0.6 13.8 1.4 10.7 1.1 10.7 0.9
Micropolitan 13.5 1.2 14.4 2.0 13.4 1.8 13.1 1.8
Noncore-adjacent 13.6 1.5 13.9 3.4 14.2 3.0 12.6 3.6
Noncore-not adjacent 9.4 1.7 * * 9.7 2.7 * *
Language spoken most often at home English 13.0 0.4 14.6 1.0 12.8 0.7 12.8 0.6
Other 17.6 1.4 15.8 1.7 13.3 2.2 22.4 2.7
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 15.1 0.9 15.2 1.5 16.7 1.6 13.4 1.3
Complex activities 18.4 1.1 20.2 2.0 17.7 1.7 17.8 1.9
Neither basic nor complex activities 12.8 0.4 14.2 0.9 11.6 0.6 13.2 0.6

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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