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Table 169c: Income - Adults who do not use printed material for health information, by family income, United States, 2001

  Total < 100% of poverty level 100-199% of poverty level 200-399% of poverty level ≥ 400% of poverty level
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                     
Total 23.0 0.8 31.2 2.5 26.4 1.9 19.8 1.4 14.8 1.3
                     
Age                    
    18-44 22.7 1.0 32.6 3.3 25.9 2.4 19.2 1.9 13.8 1.7
    45-64 20.5 1.3 34.2 5.2 22.8 3.5 21.1 2.8 14.5 2.0
    65 and over 27.6 2.0 22.3 5.1 35.6 6.0 19.8 3.6 20.1 4.5
                     
Gender                    
    Male 28.1 1.3 42.4 4.7 34.5 3.3 27.2 2.4 18.6 1.9
    Female 18.7 0.9 25.4 2.8 20.3 2.1 13.4 1.6 10.1 1.5
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic 37.7 2.2 44.6 4.9 40.3 4.3 32.5 4.7 14.7 4.2
    Hispanic 21.1 0.8 27.1 2.9 23.8 2.1 18.7 1.5 14.8 1.3
                     
Race                    
    White 22.3 0.9 30.3 3.2 26.6 2.4 19.9 1.7 14.8 1.4
    Black or African American 24.1 1.8 28.3 4.3 21.2 3.2 18.5 3.5 16.7 4.1
    Asian 19.9 2.4 * * 27.8 6.7 21.3 5.5 10.2 2.9
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander * * * * * * * * * *
    American Indian or Alaska Native 30.0 7.9 * * * * * * * *
                     
Education                    
    Less than high school graduate 43.4 2.3 42.5 4.3 43.8 4.7 31.5 5.4 * *
    High school graduate 26.4 1.5 27.0 4.1 23.8 2.9 24.5 2.6 24.3 3.7
    At least some college 15.2 0.9 21.0 4.2 18.9 2.7 14.6 1.7 12.2 1.2
                     
Residence location                    
    Urban 24.2 1.2 34.1 3.7 29.1 2.9 20.2 2.4 13.0 1.9
    Suburban 20.9 1.1 32.5 4.3 24.3 3.1 20.6 2.1 14.0 1.6
    Rural 26.0 1.9 24.7 5.2 26.0 4.0 18.0 3.0 22.8 4.5
                     

*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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