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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Racial and Ethnic Differences

Table 2.4b. Socioeconomic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Heart Disease

Measure Income Differencei Educational Differenceii Insurance Differenceiii
<100 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Counseling on Risk Factorsiv
Current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking = = = = =

iCompared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal poverty thresholds or above.
iiCompared with persons with any college education.
iiiCompared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
ivSource: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2001. This source did not collect information on Asians and NHOPIs separately but in aggregate as Asian or Pacific Islander. This source did not collect information for >1 race.

Key: HS=high school

Key to Symbols Used in Quality of Health Care Tables:
=: Group and comparison group receive about same quality of health care or have similar outcomes.
↑ Group receives better quality of health care than the comparison group or has better outcomes.
↓ Group receives poorer quality of health care than the comparison group or has worse outcomes.
Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.



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