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
  $15,000–$24,99940225
  $25,000–$49,99980918
  $50,000 or more75914
 Education0.022
  Less than high school24022
  Completed high school89120
  Some college, no graduation75716
  College graduate or higher degree69015
 Race/Ethnicity0.007
  White, non-Hispanic194517
  Black/African-American, non-Hispanic28824
  Hispanic18621
  Asian, Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic8321
 Employment status0.066
  Not employed18112
  Employed part-time25922
  Employed full-time127917
  Self-employed20116
  Other65819
 Health Status<0.001
  Poor health18214
  Good health115713
  Chronic disease125022
 Insurance status0.281
  Insured through work or privately205017
  Medicare11524
  Medicaid6416
  Not insured33216
 Managed care0.226
  Yes147918
  No70616
 Gender0.415
  Male121018
  Female137917
 Age0.046
  18–2438319
  25–44105315
  45–6477520
  65+34918
Attitudes to health information
 Proactive about health information?<0.001
  Yes97022
  No161515
Relationship with health care professionals
 Do you have a regular doctor or health care professional?0.483
  Yes213718
  No45016
 How do you rate the overall level of health care provided by your regular doctor?0.003
  Excellent/very good/good212518
  Fair/poor18727