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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 185C_d
Adults who can sometimes or never 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   14.2 0.5 19.1 1.4 14.3 0.9 11.9 0.7
Age 18-44 18.0 0.8 26.2 2.3 17.8 1.5 14.8 1.1
45-64 12.9 0.8 19.4 2.5 14.1 1.6 9.9 1.1
65 and over 7.3 0.9 7.3 1.6 6.5 1.5 7.9 1.7
Gender Male 15.2 0.8 20.2 2.1 16.6 1.5 12.0 1.1
Female 13.4 0.6 18.4 1.6 12.5 1.0 11.9 0.9
Race White, single race 13.1 0.6 19.0 1.6 12.6 1.0 10.9 0.8
Black, single race 17.3 1.6 17.9 2.9 21.2 2.8 13.6 2.1
Asian, single race 25.5 4.5 * * * * * *
NHOPI, single race * * * * * * * *
AI/AN, single race * * * * * * * *
Multiple races 18.4 4.6 * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, all races 13.5 0.6 18.8 1.6 13.9 1.0 11.3 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 12.1 0.6 18.2 1.9 12.1 1.0 10.1 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 17.5 1.7 18.7 3.0 21.5 2.9 13.5 2.2
Hispanic 19.7 1.6 20.5 2.4 17.6 2.7 20.6 3.0
Family incomeb Negative/poor 25.1 1.9 29.4 3.0 22.0 2.6 22.6 3.4
Near poor/low 15.6 1.2 16.3 2.0 13.0 1.7 18.4 2.7
Middle 13.4 0.9 15.8 2.4 15.1 1.4 11.0 1.4
High 10.3 0.9 13.4 3.1 10.5 1.8 9.8 1.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 11.7 0.7 14.0 2.0 13.3 1.2 10.3 0.9
Public only 21.8 1.7 26.4 3.0 18.8 2.6 18.0 3.2
Uninsured 34.1 2.3 39.9 3.8 29.1 3.9 33.8 4.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 8.6 1.8 * * * * * *
Medicare and private 5.4 1.2 * * * * * *
Medicare and other public 11.4 2.9 * * * * * *
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 14.9 0.9 21.3 2.0 14.7 1.4 12.6 1.1
Metropolitan-small 13.7 0.9 18.8 2.5 14.0 1.6 11.0 1.4
Micropolitan 13.1 1.2 15.3 3.1 13.7 2.2 11.3 2.0
Noncore-adjacent 13.5 2.5 * * 16.1 4.6 * *
Noncore-not adjacent * * * * * * * *
Language spoken most often at home English 13.4 0.6 19.0 1.6 13.9 0.9 10.9 0.7
Other 23.0 2.1 19.9 2.8 20.3 3.8 29.0 4.6
Activity limitationsc Basic activities 15.1 1.2 16.9 2.3 15.1 2.1 13.6 2.0
Complex activities 16.4 1.6 20.3 2.7 15.9 2.6 12.9 2.3
Neither basic nor complex activities 13.8 0.6 19.8 1.6 14.1 1.0 11.6 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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