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 454 9.0 0.5 7.9 10.0
GENDER
Male 228 10.5 0.9 8.7 12.2
Female 226 7.5 0.7 6.2 8.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 35 10.6 2.0 6.7 14.5
25-34 years 33 6.0 1.2 3.5 8.4
35-44 years 52 11.2 1.8 7.7 14.7
45-54 years 77 10.0 1.3 7.4 12.7
55-64 years 96 7.9 0.9 6.1 9.7
65+ years 161 8.5 0.7 7.0 9.9
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 76 24.4 2.8 18.9 30.0
Non-Hispanic 374 7.4 0.5 6.3 8.4
RACE
White only 369 8.1 0.6 7.0 9.2
Black or African American only 17 7.2 2.1 3.0 11.4
Other race only 20 12.1 3.1 6.0 18.2
More than one race 15 11.3 3.6 4.3 18.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 83 26.2 3.0 20.2 32.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 176 10.8 1.0 8.8 12.7
Some college 123 7.5 0.9 5.7 9.3
College graduate 72 2.7 0.4 1.9 3.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 18.9 2.5 14.1 23.8
$15,000 to $24,999 100 15.7 2.1 11.6 19.7
$25,000 to $34,999 45 8.4 1.7 5.2 11.7
$35,000 to $49,999 44 6.0 1.0 4.0 7.9
$50,000 or more 100 4.6 0.6 3.4 5.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 170 7.0 0.7 5.7 8.3
Out of work 27 16.3 3.5 9.4 23.2
Homemaker/Student 44 9.1 1.6 5.9 12.3
Retired 122 7.4 0.8 5.9 8.9
Unable to work 89 28.3 3.6 21.3 35.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 147 8.4 0.9 6.7 10.2
1 to less than 20 hours 24 8.3 2.1 4.2 12.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 41 6.5 1.3 4.0 8.9
40 hours to less than 60 hours 112 6.4 0.8 4.9 7.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 235 8.0 0.6 6.7 9.2
Divorced/Seperated 80 9.4 1.2 7.0 11.8
Widowed 70 9.7 1.3 7.1 12.3
Never married 68 11.2 1.8 7.8 14.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 206 15.9 1.4 13.1 18.6
Living without a disability 242 6.9 0.6 5.8 8.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 25 10.7 3.7 3.6 17.9
Rural 56 9.9 1.8 6.4 13.4
Densely-settled rural 86 9.0 1.1 6.9 11.1
Semi-Urban 60 7.5 1.3 5.1 10.0
Urban 227 9.0 0.7 7.5 10.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 368 7.6 0.5 6.5 8.6
Uninsured 82 17.6 2.1 13.4 21.7
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 96 13.4 1.6 10.4 16.5
No diabetes 356 8.4 0.6 7.3 9.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 55 10.4 1.7 7.1 13.6
No current asthma 394 8.7 0.6 7.6 9.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 193 11.0 1.0 9.1 12.8
No arthritis 258 8.2 0.7 6.9 9.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 84 18.2 2.5 13.2 23.2
<14 days mental health NOT good 354 7.8 0.5 6.7 8.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 98 11.4 1.5 8.5 14.3
Non-smoker 354 8.4 0.6 7.3 9.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 126 8.0 1.0 6.0 10.0
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 146 8.4 0.8 6.7 10.1
Obese, BMI>=30 152 9.8 1.0 7.8 11.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 274 7.2 0.6 6.1 8.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 177 14.6 1.4 11.8 17.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 70 8.4 1.2 6.1 10.7
Did not serve on active duty 384 9.0 0.6 7.9 10.2

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