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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 259 4.7 0.4 4.0 5.4
GENDER
Male 127 5.3 0.5 4.2 6.3
Female 132 4.2 0.5 3.3 5.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 9 2.2 0.8 0.6 3.8
25-34 years 24 3.7 0.8 2.1 5.3
35-44 years 27 4.9 1.0 2.9 6.9
45-54 years 52 6.8 1.1 4.7 8.9
55-64 years 59 5.4 0.8 3.8 7.0
65+ years 88 4.9 0.6 3.7 6.0
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 53 16.6 2.4 12.0 21.2
Non-Hispanic 204 3.5 0.3 2.9 4.1
RACE
White only 208 4.3 0.4 3.6 5.0
Black or African American only 10 3.7 1.5 0.8 6.6
Other race only 16 8.3 2.3 3.8 12.9
More than one race 7 4.3 2.0 0.4 8.2
EDUCATION
Less than high school 62 17.5 2.4 12.9 22.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 99 5.5 0.6 4.3 6.7
Some college 61 3.0 0.5 2.1 3.9
College graduate 37 1.5 0.3 0.9 2.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 50 10.2 1.7 6.9 13.5
$15,000 to $24,999 59 7.4 1.1 5.2 9.5
$25,000 to $34,999 37 7.8 1.5 4.9 10.8
$35,000 to $49,999 30 4.0 0.8 2.4 5.6
$50,000 or more 38 1.9 0.4 1.1 2.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 103 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.7
Out of work 14 7.7 2.4 3.0 12.3
Homemaker/Student 27 4.9 1.1 2.7 7.0
Retired 64 4.1 0.6 3.0 5.3
Unable to work 50 13.2 2.2 9.0 17.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 80 5.1 0.7 3.7 6.4
1 to less than 20 hours 13 3.6 1.2 1.3 5.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 22 3.6 0.9 1.8 5.4
40 hours to less than 60 hours 73 3.7 0.5 2.7 4.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 142 5.1 0.5 4.2 6.1
Divorced/Seperated 55 6.3 1.0 4.4 8.2
Widowed 35 5.6 1.1 3.4 7.7
Never married 27 2.3 0.5 1.2 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 116 7.9 0.9 6.1 9.6
Living without a disability 138 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 19 5.7 1.6 2.6 8.8
Rural 33 5.6 1.1 3.5 7.8
Densely-settled rural 58 6.0 0.9 4.1 7.8
Semi-Urban 39 4.4 0.9 2.7 6.2
Urban 110 4.1 0.5 3.2 5.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 198 3.8 0.3 3.2 4.5
Uninsured 58 10.4 1.5 7.5 13.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 61 9.4 1.4 6.7 12.2
No diabetes 197 4.1 0.4 3.4 4.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 34 5.4 1.1 3.2 7.6
No current asthma 223 4.7 0.4 3.9 5.4
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 117 6.9 0.8 5.4 8.4
No arthritis 141 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 54 9.7 1.6 6.6 12.8
<14 days mental health NOT good 199 4.2 0.4 3.5 4.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 59 5.8 0.9 4.0 7.6
Non-smoker 200 4.5 0.4 3.8 5.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 66 3.8 0.6 2.7 4.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 78 4.8 0.6 3.5 6.0
Obese, BMI>=30 100 5.4 0.7 4.1 6.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 159 3.7 0.3 3.0 4.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 99 8.1 1.0 6.2 10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 42 5.4 1.0 3.4 7.4
Did not serve on active duty 217 4.6 0.4 3.9 5.4

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