Percentage of Adults Who Have Not Gotten Information on
How to Take Care of Their Chronic Health Condition(s)

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1385 43.4 1.2 41.1 45.7
GENDER
Female 874 43.0 1.4 40.2 45.7
Male 511 43.9 1.9 40.2 47.6
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 51 58.1 5.7 46.9 69.3
25-34 years 111 52.0 3.9 44.3 59.6
35-44 years 119 46.7 3.8 39.2 54.1
45-54 years 226 42.9 2.7 37.6 48.2
55-64 years 315 39.3 2.2 35.0 43.5
65+ years 563 37.0 1.4 34.2 39.8
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1333 43.2 1.1 40.9 45.5
Hispanic 47 45.6 6.3 33.2 57.9
RACE
White only 1258 43.4 1.2 41.1 45.7
Black or African American only 49 39.9 5.7 28.8 51.1
Other race only 52 46.4 6.3 34.1 58.7
More than one race 20 41.7 8.8 24.5 59.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 112 51.1 4.3 42.7 59.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 417 42.9 2.0 38.9 46.9
Some college 418 43.3 2.0 39.4 47.3
College graduate 438 40.0 1.8 36.4 43.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 39.5 3.5 32.7 46.3
$15,000 to $24,999 256 47.4 3.0 41.5 53.2
$25,000 to $34,999 166 46.3 3.5 39.6 53.1
$35,000 to $49,999 190 44.2 2.9 38.6 49.8
$50,000 or more 434 40.6 1.9 36.9 44.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 617 48.0 1.8 44.5 51.5
Out of work 86 57.4 5.1 47.5 67.4
Homemaker/Student 102 49.4 4.6 40.4 58.4
Retired 495 36.7 1.6 33.6 39.7
Unable to work 83 27.2 3.4 20.5 33.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 532 40.4 1.7 37.1 43.7
1 to less than 20 hours 79 45.7 5.1 35.6 55.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 149 40.9 3.3 34.4 47.5
40 plus hours 438 48.7 2.1 44.6 52.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 748 41.3 1.4 38.5 44.1
Divorced/Separated 234 45.5 3.0 39.6 51.4
Widowed 232 39.7 2.5 34.8 44.5
Never married 164 50.4 3.6 43.3 57.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 921 47.8 1.5 44.9 50.7
Have a disability 461 36.2 1.8 32.7 39.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 93 52.1 4.3 43.6 60.6
Rural 127 42.1 3.7 34.8 49.3
Densely-settled rural 233 43.2 2.7 37.9 48.4
Semi-Urban 222 43.2 2.8 37.7 48.8
Urban 710 42.9 1.7 39.6 46.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 183 58.2 3.5 51.3 65.2
Insured 1202 40.6 1.2 38.3 42.9
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1201 46.4 1.3 43.9 49.0
Have diabetes 181 27.7 2.2 23.3 32.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1219 43.6 1.2 41.2 46.1
Current asthma 158 42.1 3.1 36.0 48.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 725 49.0 1.7 45.6 52.3
Have arthritis 653 36.7 1.4 33.9 39.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1212 44.2 1.2 41.8 46.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 147 40.0 3.2 33.7 46.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1095 41.9 1.3 39.4 44.3
Current smoker 282 48.0 2.7 42.8 53.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 464 45.0 2.1 40.9 49.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 455 42.9 2.0 39.0 46.8
Obese, BMI>=30 407 42.4 2.1 38.4 46.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 395 43.5 2.2 39.1 47.9
Participates in leisure time physical activity 989 43.3 1.3 40.7 46.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1215 44.7 1.3 42.2 47.2
Served on active duty 169 35.4 2.6 30.2 40.6

Numerator: Respondents reporting that they Have Not Gotten Information on How to
Take Care of Their Chronic health condition(s).
 
Denominator: All respondents who have a chronic health condition,
excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A
 
Chronic health condition(s) included in this question: Heart attack, angina, stroke, asthma, skin cancer,
other types of cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, depression, kidney disease,
trouble seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or diabetes.