TABLE 1

General characteristics of respondents

CharacteristicValue
Median age (yr) (range)49 (18–89)
No. (%) of female respondents274 (68)
No. (%) of respondents of race/ethnicity
    Hispanic or Latino168 (42)
    African American or black80 (20)
    Non-Hispanica152 (38)
No. (%) of respondents with education level
    Less than high school43 (11)
    High school or GEDg112 (28)
    Some college and above245 (61)
No. (%) of respondents with insurance statusb
    Private177 (45)
    Medicare50 (12)
    Medicaid75 (19)
    Uninsuredc90 (23)
    Self-pay4 (1)
No. (%) of patients attending clinic type
    Private200 (50)
    Public200 (50)
No. (%) of patients with chronic diseased138 (34)
No. of respondents with income/total no. of respondents (%)e
    ≤$20,000141/372 (38)
    >$20,000 but ≤$40,00073/372 (20)
    >$40,000 but ≤$60,00057/372 (15)
    >$60,000 but ≤$100,00046 (12)
    >$100,00055 (15)
No. of respondents with employment status/total no. of respondents (%)f
    Employed232/363 (64)
    Not working111/363 (31)
    Retired20/363 (5)
No. (%) of questionnaires completed in Spanish80 (20)
  • a A total of 139 (91%) of whom are white and 8% of whom belong to other ethnic groups (Indian, Vietnamese, or Chinese, etc).

  • b Data missing for 4 participants.

  • c Includes those who have benefits from the county allowing access to public clinic providers at either very low cost or no cost.

  • d Including any of the following: asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, HIV, hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, endocarditis, tuberculosis, prostatitis, chronic urinary tract infection, chronic osteomyelitis, peptic ulcer disease, chronic pyelonephritis, or cancer.

  • e Data missing for 28 participants.

  • f Data missing for 37 participants.

  • g GED, general educational development (high school equivalency test).