Table 5.

Factors Associated with Disclosing Health Concerns to a Doctor Because of DTCA

n% Yes (Mostly or partly)P
Total258918 (95% CI 16–19%)
Socioeconomic variables
 Annual Income<0.001
  Less than $15,00035620
  $50,000 or more75914
  Less than high school24022
  Completed high school89120
  Some college, no graduation75716
  College graduate or higher degree69015
  White, non-Hispanic194517
  Black/African-American, non-Hispanic28824
  Asian, Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic8321
 Employment status0.066
  Not employed18112
  Employed part-time25922
  Employed full-time127917
 Health Status<0.001
  Poor health18214
  Good health115713
  Chronic disease125022
 Insurance status0.281
  Insured through work or privately205017
  Not insured33216
 Managed care0.226
Attitudes to health information
 Proactive about health information?<0.001
Relationship with health care professionals
 Do you have a regular doctor or health care professional?0.483
 How do you rate the overall level of health care provided by your regular doctor?0.003
  Excellent/very good/good212518