Table 3.

Sociodemographic and healthcare characteristics according to educational attainment and race/ethnicity, NHIS 2017

Educational attainment, adults ≥25 yearsRace/ethnicity, adults ≥18 years
<High schoolHigh schoolSome collegeCollegeHispanicWhiteBlackAsianAI/ANOther
Total (weighted n, in millions)24.4751.3861.4278.9839.42159.3330.1914.942.150.64
Total (%)11.323.828.436.516.064.612.26.10.90.3
Male47.249.845.948.649.748.745.346.645.735.3
Age category
 18–2416.710.414.510.813.211.1
 25–4431.034.038.944.343.830.337.443.034.846.1
 45–6438.440.139.236.729.135.433.131.039.934.5
 65–7414.313.514.312.86.714.19.09.57.23.6
 75+16.312.47.76.13.89.95.95.75.04.8
Health insurance
 Uninsured23.311.59.73.724.26.312.05.928.19.9
 Private28.654.563.581.346.969.653.071.142.262.6
 Medicaid/public21.513.79.03.117.37.318.610.316.115.2
 Medicare14.711.99.87.75.310.47.55.95.06.5
 Medicare + Medicaid6.01.81.10.72.21.02.43.02.40.2
 Other5.96.77.03.54.25.46.53.76.25.6
Usual source of care80.685.188.290.477.488.584.586.287.684.9
Visited a physician in the past year65.470.773.274.360.673.967.368.773.353.2
Income
 Poor <100% FPL30.012.68.43.318.97.922.210.929.412.6
 Near poor 100%–199% FPL35.224.016.65.727.313.322.215.018.715.9
 Non-poor ≥200% FPL34.863.575.091.053.778.855.674.151.971.4
Immigration status
 Born in the USAa59.782.788.081.046.594.886.425.494.664.0
 In the USA, fewer than 10 years5.53.01.54.68.70.84.121.01.912.2
 In the USA, 10+ years34.814.310.614.444.94.49.553.73.523.9
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic39.115.713.97.9
 White39.864.568.273.1
 Black14.314.212.98.7
 Asian5.34.23.59.7
 AI/AN1.21.01.20.4
 Other0.30.40.40.1
Educational attainment
 <High school27.87.515.29.415.012.0
 High school25.923.628.715.928.332.5
 Some college29.331.131.920.141.139.7
 College graduate17.037.824.254.615.715.8
Region
 Northeast15.319.716.020.614.719.217.521.77.36.8
 Midwest16.723.023.621.18.927.414.911.117.27.2
 South42.736.735.934.036.532.660.226.035.920.4
 West25.320.724.524.439.920.77.441.239.565.7
  • NOTE: Estimates for white, black, AI/AN, Asian, and other are among non-Hispanics. Estimate for Asian does not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • Abbreviations: AI/AN, American Indian/Alaska Native; FPL, federal poverty level.

  • aIncludes 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017.