Hispanic adults who sought help with communication barriers in health care 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of Hispanic adults in the U.S. who sought help from select sources when they encountered communication barriers in the health care system as of 2018. It was found that 50 percent of Hispanic adults stated that when they experienced language or cultural barriers in the health care system they sought help from another doctor or health care provider.

Percentage of Hispanic adults in the U.S. who sought help from select sources when encountering communication barriers in the health care system as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Another doctor or health care provider50%
Other family members50%
A translator29%
Help from public community services27%
Other online sources26%
Medicare or Medicaid website20%
Materials in your native language that were not initially made available20%
Social media12%
Help from charitable organisations or religious groups11%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 13 and April 5, 2018

Number of respondents

458 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Those who experienced a language or cultural barrier

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "When you have had difficulty communicating with a health care provider, did you seek out any of the following for help, or not?"

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