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Table 169a: Adults who do not use printed material for health information, 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 23.0 0.8 22.3 0.9 24.1 1.8 19.9 2.4 * * 30.0 7.9
                         
Age                        
    18-44 22.7 1.0 21.8 1.3 24.5 2.4 20.8 3.1 * * * *
    45-64 20.5 1.3 20.2 1.6 18.0 2.8 17.3 4.6 * * * *
    65 and over 27.6 2.0 26.5 2.3 34.3 5.5 * * * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Male 28.1 1.3 27.9 1.6 27.9 3.1 23.8 3.7 * * * *
    Female 18.7 0.9 17.7 1.1 21.3 2.1 15.8 3.2 * * * *
                         
Family income                        
    < 100% of poverty level 31.2 2.5 30.3 3.2 28.3 4.3 * * * * * *
    100-199% of poverty level 26.4 1.9 26.6 2.4 21.2 3.2 27.8 6.7 * * * *
    200-399% of poverty level 19.8 1.4 19.9 1.7 18.5 3.5 21.3 5.5 * * * *
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 14.8 1.3 14.8 1.4 16.7 4.1 10.2 2.9 * * * *
                         
Education                        
    Less than high school graduate 43.4 2.3 44.5 3.0 40.3 4.6 * * * * * *
    High school graduate 26.4 1.5 26.0 1.8 25.6 3.1 27.5 7.2 * * * *
    At least some college 15.2 0.9 14.3 1.0 15.2 2.2 14.9 2.3 * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban 24.2 1.2 22.3 1.6 26.4 2.4 29.6 4.7 * * * *
    Suburban 20.9 1.1 20.8 1.3 20.3 3.1 14.0 2.6 * * * *
    Rural 26.0 1.9 25.5 2.1 25.6 4.9 * * * * * *
                         

*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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