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Table 170b: Adults who do not call their doctor for health information, by ethnicity, United States, 2001

          Non-Hispanic
  All Hispanic White Black
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                 
Total 36.5 0.9 49.4 2.3 34.3 1.1 36.7 2.1
                 
Age                
    18-44 30.7 1.1 45.0 2.7 27.3 1.5 31.3 2.7
    45-64 37.8 1.6 57.8 4.7 33.8 2.0 41.0 4.0
    65 and over 52.2 2.3 61.3 8.0 52.9 2.6 50.5 6.1
                 
Gender                
    Male 41.7 1.4 53.2 3.5 40.4 1.8 39.7 3.6
    Female 32.1 1.1 46.1 3.0 29.3 1.3 34.7 2.5
                 
Family income                
    < 100% of poverty level 41.4 2.6 57.0 4.9 35.0 4.0 39.9 5.0
    100-199% of poverty level 35.8 2.0 45.6 4.5 34.3 2.8 30.2 3.7
    200-399% of poverty level 33.8 1.7 47.9 5.0 31.8 2.1 35.8 4.3
    ≥ 400% of poverty level 31.2 1.6 29.9 6.0 30.7 1.9 34.9 5.4
                 
Education                
    Less than high school graduate 51.3 2.4 56.8 3.7 50.3 3.7 49.2 5.1
    High school graduate 39.9 1.6 46.3 4.2 39.1 2.1 37.9 3.6
    At least some college 30.3 1.1 42.5 3.9 28.1 1.4 30.1 2.9
                 
Residence location                
    Urban 36.8 1.4 51.9 3.0 31.1 2.0 39.4 2.7
    Suburban 35.1 1.3 48.0 3.6 33.0 1.6 36.3 3.9
    Rural 39.2 2.1 40.6 8.3 40.1 2.4 28.8 5.2
                 

*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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