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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 185B_d
Adults who can usually get care for illness or injury 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   26.3 0.6 27.2 1.3 27.2 1.2 25.2 0.9
Age 18-44 26.9 1.0 31.1 2.2 28.7 1.7 24.0 1.5
45-64 27.7 1.1 27.8 2.6 28.0 2.2 27.5 1.5
65 and over 22.3 1.4 20.1 2.4 22.5 2.8 23.7 2.7
Gender Male 26.1 1.0 28.0 2.1 26.5 1.8 24.9 1.7
Female 26.4 0.9 26.6 1.6 27.7 1.6 25.4 1.3
Race White, single race 26.0 0.7 27.1 1.5 28.0 1.3 24.2 1.1
Black, single race 26.0 1.8 24.8 3.5 22.7 2.9 29.6 3.4
Asian, single race 28.6 4.6 * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 33.2 5.1 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 25.2 0.7 24.5 1.5 26.3 1.3 24.6 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 24.8 0.8 24.1 1.8 27.1 1.4 23.4 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 25.8 1.8 24.1 3.5 21.6 2.9 30.4 3.5
Hispanic 35.6 1.8 36.6 2.8 36.1 3.4 33.6 3.7
Family incomeb Negative/poor 25.5 1.5 24.5 2.1 26.3 2.8 26.0 3.2
Near poor/low 28.9 1.7 27.2 2.6 30.2 2.4 29.1 3.2
Middle 28.2 1.3 30.5 2.9 27.8 1.9 27.6 1.9
High 23.6 1.1 25.3 4.2 24.7 2.4 22.9 1.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 26.7 0.9 31.3 2.6 27.3 1.6 25.4 1.1
Public only 27.0 1.8 27.3 2.5 29.6 3.3 22.4 3.6
Uninsured 30.6 2.2 30.4 3.6 32.6 3.9 28.8 4.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 22.2 2.4 23.8 4.2 18.3 4.1 * *
Medicare and private 22.6 2.1 18.7 4.1 25.3 3.9 22.2 3.0
Medicare and other public 21.7 3.4 17.4 3.6 * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 26.7 0.9 28.1 1.9 26.8 1.8 26.1 1.2
Metropolitan-small 26.8 1.2 26.8 2.4 27.6 2.2 26.2 1.8
Micropolitan 24.3 1.9 26.8 4.2 27.4 3.2 20.1 3.2
Noncore-adjacent 25.0 3.2 24.5 4.3 26.8 4.0 * *
Noncore-not adjacent 22.8 3.5 * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 25.5 0.7 24.6 1.5 26.8 1.3 25.0 0.9
Other 34.7 2.4 39.5 3.2 34.7 4.6 28.4 4.8
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 27.5 1.3 22.7 2.0 28.3 2.4 30.9 2.4
Complex activities 28.7 1.7 23.0 2.6 29.4 3.1 33.5 3.2
Neither basic nor complex activities 26.1 0.8 30.7 1.8 26.8 1.5 24.1 1.0

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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