QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Have Paid Sick Leave by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018

November 22, 2019

In 2017, 91.6% of adults aged ≥25 years easily understood information from their health care providers most or all of the time.

The percentage of adults who easily understood health care information most or all of the time increased as education level increased.

Adults who had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher were the most likely to understand their health care providers at least most of the time (93.9%), whereas those without a high school diploma were the least likely (85.2%).

Men (91.0%) were somewhat less likely than women (92.1%) to have easily understood information from providers most or all of the time.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008 and 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.