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Table 7. Satisfaction with health care and physician services, Canada and United States, 2002 to 2003
  Canada United States
% 95% confidence interval All Insured Uninsured
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
Any health care service
Very satisfied
43.7* ~
41.8,
45.6
53.3*
51.8,
54.9
54.7~
53.1,
56.4
38.9
31.0,
47.2
Somewhat satisfied
43.3* ~
41.4,
45.2
36.7*
35.1,
38.2
36.5~
34.8,
38.1
40.4
32.6,
48.6
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4.9* ~
4.1,
5.8
3.5*
2.9,
4.1
3.4~
2.7,
4.0
..
..,
..
Somewhat dissatisfied
5.5~
4.7,
6.4
4.7
3.9,
5.4
4.2~
3.5,
4.9
7.3E
4.4,
9.5
Very dissatisfied
2.6~ #
2.0,
3.1
1.9
1.5,
2.3
1.3~
1.0,
1.6
9.1E #
4.2,
14.4
Physician services
Very satisfied
64.2~ #
62.1,
66.3
66.9
65.2,
68.7
67.8~
65.9,
69.6
51.5#
41.5,
61.5
Somewhat satisfied
27.3
25.4,
29.3
26.7
25.0,
28.3
26.7
25.0,
28.5
27.4E
18.1,
36.6
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2.7* ~
1.9,
3.3
1.6*
1.1,
2.0
1.6~
1.1,
2.0
..
..,
..
Somewhat dissatisfied
2.3
1.6,
2.9
2.2
1.6,
2.8
2.2
1.6,
2.8
..
..,
..
Very dissatisfied
3.6* ~ #
2.8,
4.4
2.6*
2.1,
3.2
1.7~
1.3,
2.2
18.2E #
9.2,
27.2

Notes:
i) Household population aged 18 and over.
ii) Missing data ("I don't know", "not stated", "refusal") have been excluded from the analysis.

‡ Age-adjusted percents calculated using the projected 2000 United States. standard population.
* Significant difference between Canada and United States. All (p<0.05).
~ Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States. Insured (p.<0.05).
# Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States. Uninsured (p.<0.05).
E Interpret with caution (high sampling variability).
.. Data not provided due to extreme sampling variability or small sample size.
Source: Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, 2002 to 2003.