Percentage of Adults Who Always or Often Have Someone
Help Them Read Medical Materials

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 441 8.8 0.5 7.7 9.8
GENDER
Female 227 7.4 0.7 6.1 8.7
Male 214 10.2 0.9 8.5 11.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 26 9.8 2.1 5.8 13.9
25-34 years 28 5.8 1.2 3.5 8.2
35-44 years 41 8.2 1.6 5.2 11.3
45-54 years 75 9.7 1.4 7.1 12.4
55-64 years 70 6.7 1.0 4.8 8.5
65+ years 201 12.0 0.9 10.2 13.8
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 415 8.1 0.5 7.1 9.0
Hispanic 25 15.9 3.4 9.2 22.6
RACE
White only 373 7.9 0.5 6.9 9.0
Black or African American only 32 11.4 3.0 5.6 17.2
Other race only 31 16.5 3.3 9.9 23.0
More than one race 4 3.0 1.7 0.0 6.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 86 22.0 3.0 16.2 27.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 176 12.3 1.2 10.0 14.7
Some college 103 6.3 0.8 4.7 7.8
College graduate 76 3.2 0.4 2.3 4.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 86 20.1 2.8 14.7 25.4
$15,000 to $24,999 103 13.3 1.7 9.9 16.7
$25,000 to $34,999 38 6.4 1.3 3.9 8.9
$35,000 to $49,999 43 5.4 1.0 3.4 7.3
$50,000 or more 92 4.5 0.6 3.4 5.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 136 6.0 0.6 4.8 7.2
Out of work 16 8.5 2.4 3.7 13.2
Homemaker/Student 31 8.0 2.0 4.1 11.9
Retired 171 10.9 0.9 9.1 12.7
Unable to work 86 30.5 3.6 23.4 37.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 187 10.2 1.0 8.2 12.2
1 to less than 20 hours 21 9.3 2.9 3.6 14.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 38 7.9 1.5 4.9 10.9
40 plus hours 87 4.8 0.6 3.6 6.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 227 7.8 0.7 6.5 9.1
Divorced/Separated 58 7.6 1.2 5.2 10.1
Widowed 92 13.5 1.7 10.3 16.8
Never married 62 10.7 1.6 7.6 13.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 201 6.1 0.6 5.0 7.2
Have a disability 238 18.0 1.4 15.2 20.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 22 7.8 1.9 4.0 11.5
Rural 39 8.8 1.9 5.1 12.5
Densely-settled rural 82 9.1 1.2 6.7 11.5
Semi-Urban 62 8.9 1.4 6.1 11.7
Urban 236 8.7 0.8 7.2 10.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 54 9.8 1.7 6.5 13.1
Insured 384 8.5 0.6 7.4 9.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 356 8.2 0.6 7.1 9.3
Have diabetes 84 14.2 1.9 10.5 17.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 381 8.1 0.5 7.0 9.1
Current asthma 55 15.5 2.5 10.7 20.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 231 7.4 0.6 6.2 8.7
Have arthritis 209 12.8 1.1 10.7 14.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 333 7.2 0.5 6.2 8.2
14+ days mental health NOT good 93 18.8 2.4 14.2 23.4
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 347 8.5 0.6 7.3 9.7
Current smoker 93 9.7 1.2 7.3 12.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 150 9.1 1.0 7.2 11.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 127 7.5 0.9 5.8 9.1
Obese, BMI>=30 148 10.4 1.1 8.2 12.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 167 13.0 1.3 10.3 15.6
Participates in leisure time physical activity 274 7.5 0.6 6.4 8.7
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 367 8.6 0.6 7.4 9.7
Served on active duty 74 10.1 1.5 7.2 13.0

Numerator: Respondents reporting that they always or often have someone help them read medical materials
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A