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Table 1 Sociodemographic and related characteristics of Hispanic respondents by ethnic subgroup

From: Digging deeper: quality of patient-provider communication across Hispanic subgroups

  Ethnic Subgroup
Sociodemographic and Related Characteristics Mexican
[n = 3794]a
(%)b
Puerto Rican
[n = 336]a
(%)b
Cuban
[n = 172]a
(%)b
Dominican
[n = 119]a
(%)b
Central/
South American
[n = 634]a
(%)b
Other
[n = 142]a
(%)b
Sex       
   Male 52.9 43.5 53.0 30.8 52.6 50.6
   Female 47.1 56.5 47.0 69.2 47.4 49.4
Age Group       
   18-24 Years 18.5 19.1 6.5 13.8 16.9 17.4
   25-44 Years 50.7 42.9 38.1 50.8 52.9 47.3
   45-64 Years 22.7 30.7 31.0 27.9 25.0 25.0
   ≥65 Years 8.1 7.3 24.4 7.5 5.2 10.3
Interview Conducted in English       
   Yes 48.9 65.7 39.2 42.5 31.0 58.9
   No 51.1 34.3 60.8 57.5 69.0 41.1
Place of Residence       
   MSA 92.1 95.1 99.4 99.9 97.0 94.9
   Non-MSA 7.9 4.9 0.6 0.1 3.0 5.1
Family Income       
   Poor 18.3 18.6 9.1 31.4 14.5 12.0
   Near Poor 8.4 6.9 7.7 9.4 5.3 4.0
   Low Income 22.2 14.1 23.7 15.1 22.6 16.6
   Middle Income 32.8 30.2 27.1 33.2 33.9 37.6
   High Income 18.3 30.2 32.4 10.9 23.7 29.8
High School Graduate       
   Yes 50.1 65.9 75.4 60.7 57.1 76.4
   No 49.9 34.1 24.6 39.3 42.9 23.6
Census Region       
   Northeast 1.6 58.3 15.6 68.9 31.1 28.5
   Midwest 9.2 7.7 4.1 3.6 2.9 5.4
   South 35.2 24.8 78.1 27.5 39.0 44.0
   West 54.0 9.2 2.2 0.0 27.0 22.1
Health Insurance       
   Any Private 45.7 57.3 54.9 32.5 50.8 45.3
   Public 16.3 26.3 27.6 37.6 11.6 18.6
   Uninsured 38.0 16.4 17.5 29.9 37.6 36.1
Usual Source of Care       
   Yes 56.9 78.7 68.5 64.6 49.7 66.5
   No 43.1 21.3 31.5 35.4 50.3 33.5
  1. MSA = metropolitan statistical area
  2. aUnweighted counts represent the total number of MEPS-HC respondents with a positive person weight who visited a healthcare provider in the past year.
  3. bWeighted percentages. To derive nationally-representative population estimates, each respondent record from the MEPS was weighted according to person-level weights provided by the data-collection agency.