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Table 166a: Adults who do not find prescription bottle very easy to understand, by race, United States, 2001

  Total White Black or African American Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                         
Total 20.5 0.7 18.9 0.9 20.9 1.8 37.5 3.0 * * * *
                         
Age                        
    18-44 20.5 1.0 18.9 1.2 21.2 2.4 34.3 3.6 * * * *
    45-64 21.2 1.4 19.1 1.6 18.0 2.9 46.2 6.5 * * * *
    65 and over 18.9 1.8 18.5 2.0 25.8 5.3 * * * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Male 23.4 1.2 22.0 1.4 27.0 3.1 36.0 4.4 * * * *
    Female 18.1 0.9 16.5 1.0 16.4 2.0 39.1 4.1 * * * *
                         
Family income                        
    < 100% of poverty level 24.3 2.3 21.6 2.9 25.7 4.6 47.0 9.5 * * * *
    100-199% of poverty level 21.8 1.7 20.2 2.2 21.2 3.5 43.3 7.9 * * * *
    200-399% of poverty level 20.6 1.5 19.3 1.7 21.0 3.6 36.1 6.3 * * * *
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 17.1 1.3 16.4 1.5 * * 30.0 5.0 * * * *
                         
Education                        
    Less than high school graduate 28.4 2.1 27.3 2.7 24.4 4.1 * * * * * *
    High school graduate 18.9 1.3 16.9 1.5 23.6 3.2 44.6 8.5 * * * *
    At least some college 19.4 0.9 18.2 1.1 17.2 2.4 34.0 3.2 * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban 20.5 1.1 17.9 1.5 22.6 2.4 44.2 5.1 * * * *
    Suburban 20.8 1.1 19.2 1.2 20.0 3.2 33.5 3.7 * * * *
    Rural 19.9 1.8 19.6 1.9 17.4 4.5 * * * * * *
                         

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Commonwealth Fund Health Care Quality Survey.

 

 

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