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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 183A_d
Adults who can always get appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, 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   48.4 0.6 50.8 1.3 49.8 1.1 47.0 0.8
Age 18-44 44.0 0.8 39.9 1.9 45.8 1.4 44.1 1.1
45-64 48.2 1.0 48.0 2.2 48.2 1.8 48.3 1.4
65 and over 58.5 1.2 66.4 2.2 59.3 2.1 52.9 1.9
Gender Male 49.8 0.9 52.4 1.9 48.6 1.6 49.8 1.1
Female 47.4 0.7 49.6 1.5 50.6 1.3 45.0 1.0
Race White, single race 48.5 0.6 49.4 1.5 49.5 1.2 47.7 0.9
Black, single race 52.0 1.9 60.4 3.0 53.1 2.9 47.4 2.5
Asian, single race 38.5 3.2 * * * * 36.8 3.5
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 48.7 4.4 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 48.9 0.6 52.9 1.5 50.2 1.1 47.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 49.0 0.7 51.8 1.9 49.9 1.2 48.0 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 51.9 1.9 60.3 3.0 53.0 2.9 47.2 2.5
Hispanic 43.6 1.6 43.4 2.2 45.1 3.2 42.8 2.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 47.1 1.5 50.7 2.1 49.1 2.4 38.8 3.4
Near poor/low 49.9 1.3 52.5 2.4 51.2 2.2 46.1 2.1
Middle 47.1 1.0 48.2 2.2 46.7 1.8 47.0 1.4
High 49.0 0.9 52.3 3.4 52.3 1.7 47.7 1.1
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 46.6 0.7 47.0 2.2 47.1 1.3 46.3 1.0
Public only 44.9 1.7 42.7 2.1 48.2 2.8 43.3 3.7
Uninsured 39.8 2.1 30.8 2.9 44.0 3.5 42.0 3.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 59.2 2.4 67.5 3.4 61.4 3.6 50.1 4.4
Medicare and private 58.2 1.5 67.1 3.3 59.5 2.7 53.8 2.2
Medicare and other public 58.1 3.2 63.6 3.7 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 46.6 0.8 47.5 1.8 48.5 1.4 45.5 1.1
Metropolitan-small 50.5 1.1 54.3 2.5 52.0 2.1 48.6 1.5
Micropolitan 51.4 2.1 54.1 3.3 50.7 3.1 50.9 2.5
Noncore-adjacent 50.5 2.5 54.6 4.7 49.3 3.3 49.2 4.4
Noncore-not adjacent 46.1 2.6 * * 45.7 4.6 46.1 3.7
Language spoken most often at home English 49.1 0.6 53.0 1.5 50.2 1.1 47.5 0.8
Other 39.9 1.9 40.9 2.3 42.3 3.6 37.2 3.3
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 47.9 1.2 57.1 2.2 48.3 2.0 41.2 1.9
Complex activities 46.5 1.5 53.4 2.4 48.4 2.3 39.0 2.8
Neither basic nor complex activities 48.4 0.7 47.8 1.5 50.0 1.2 47.8 0.9

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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