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Table 167b: Adults who do not find information from doctor's office very easy to understand, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

          Non-Hispanic
  All Hispanic White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 42.8 0.9 54.3 2.2 40.2 1.2 43.6 2.2
                 
Age                
    18-44 41.6 1.2 54.8 2.6 37.3 1.6 42.3 2.9
    45-64 42.5 1.7 57.5 4.7 40.0 2.0 45.5 4.1
    65 and over 46.8 2.3 43.4 8.3 47.5 2.7 48.0 6.2
                 
Gender                
    Male 48.2 1.4 59.3 3.4 45.4 1.8 54.3 3.6
    Female 38.2 1.1 50.0 2.9 36.0 1.4 36.1 2.6
                 
Family income                
    < 100% of poverty level 52.2 2.7 61.1 4.5 49.2 4.3 42.9 5.2
    100-199% of poverty level 47.0 2.1 49.8 4.4 46.3 3.0 45.4 4.1
    200-399% of poverty level 43.8 1.8 57.2 4.8 42.1 2.2 45.3 4.5
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 34.6 1.7 30.1 5.8 34.3 2.0 36.2 5.5
                 
Education                
    Less than high school graduate 60.4 2.3 63.6 3.5 58.9 3.6 54.5 5.2
    High school graduate 46.8 1.7 60.6 4.0 43.8 2.1 48.5 3.8
    At least some college 35.7 1.2 37.7 3.7 34.4 1.4 35.5 3.2
                 
Residence location                
    Urban 41.8 1.4 54.8 3.0 36.9 2.1 43.8 2.9
    Suburban 41.4 1.3 50.3 3.7 39.0 1.6 41.7 4.0
    Rural 47.4 2.1 68.1 7.6 46.0 2.4 48.1 5.9
                 

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

Key: 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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