Percentage of Adults Who Always or Often Have Problems Learning About Their
Health Condition Because of Difficulty in Understanding Written Information

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 260 5.8 0.5 4.8 6.8
GENDER
Female 144 5.1 0.6 3.9 6.3
Male 116 6.6 0.8 5.0 8.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 18 6.6 1.8 3.2 10.1
25-34 years 21 6.1 1.4 3.3 8.8
35-44 years 29 5.5 1.2 3.1 7.9
45-54 years 40 5.5 1.2 3.2 7.9
55-64 years 47 5.4 1.2 2.9 7.8
65+ years 105 6.0 0.7 4.7 7.3
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 242 5.1 0.4 4.2 5.9
Hispanic 18 13.7 3.4 7.1 20.4
RACE
White only 206 4.5 0.4 3.7 5.3
Black or African American only 26 10.1 2.8 4.5 15.7
Other race only 26 15.7 3.5 8.9 22.5
More than one race 2 6.1 5.0 0.0 16.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 62 19.7 3.1 13.6 25.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 108 7.9 1.0 6.0 9.8
Some college 52 3.3 0.6 2.1 4.5
College graduate 38 1.4 0.3 0.8 2.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 18.0 2.7 12.7 23.4
$15,000 to $24,999 61 9.0 1.7 5.8 12.3
$25,000 to $34,999 20 2.9 0.7 1.4 4.3
$35,000 to $49,999 23 3.5 0.9 1.7 5.2
$50,000 or more 39 1.7 0.3 1.0 2.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 82 4.0 0.6 2.9 5.1
Out of work 14 9.2 2.9 3.5 14.9
Homemaker/Student 21 5.9 1.7 2.6 9.3
Retired 83 5.2 0.7 3.9 6.6
Unable to work 60 22.1 3.7 14.9 29.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 94 5.6 0.8 4.0 7.2
1 to less than 20 hours 15 5.7 2.3 1.1 10.3
20 hours to less than 40 hours 31 7.6 1.7 4.2 10.9
40 plus hours 40 2.2 0.4 1.4 2.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 114 4.7 0.6 3.5 5.8
Divorced/Separated 52 7.5 1.6 4.4 10.5
Widowed 48 6.8 1.2 4.5 9.1
Never married 45 7.9 1.4 5.2 10.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 113 4.2 0.5 3.2 5.2
Have a disability 145 11.4 1.3 8.8 14.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 16 7.7 2.5 2.7 12.7
Rural 25 5.7 1.6 2.6 8.7
Densely-settled rural 41 5.8 1.1 3.6 8.0
Semi-Urban 44 6.8 1.4 4.1 9.5
Urban 134 5.3 0.7 4.0 6.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 41 8.3 1.6 5.1 11.5
Insured 218 5.4 0.5 4.3 6.4
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 207 5.6 0.5 4.6 6.7
Have diabetes 51 7.4 1.3 4.9 10.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 229 5.6 0.5 4.6 6.7
Current asthma 27 7.0 1.7 3.7 10.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 134 5.0 0.6 3.9 6.1
Have arthritis 125 8.3 1.1 6.2 10.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 196 5.0 0.5 4.0 5.9
14+ days mental health NOT good 57 11.7 2.0 7.9 15.6
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 195 5.1 0.5 4.1 6.2
Current smoker 65 8.6 1.3 6.0 11.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 82 5.4 0.9 3.7 7.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 80 5.8 0.9 4.0 7.6
Obese, BMI>=30 90 6.3 0.9 4.6 8.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 104 9.3 1.3 6.8 11.8
Participates in leisure time physical activity 156 4.8 0.5 3.8 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 228 6.1 0.6 5.0 7.2
Served on active duty 32 4.0 0.9 2.2 5.7

Numerator: Respondents reporting that they always or often have problems learning
about their health condition because of difficulty in understanding written information.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split A