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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had A Lot of Trouble Hearing or Who Were Deaf,* by Race/Ethnicity† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004--2008§
During 2004--2008, 2.8% of adults aged ≥18 years had a lot of trouble hearing or were deaf. American Indians/Alaska Natives (5.5%) were more likely than whites (3.2%) and more than twice as likely as Hispanics (1.9%), Asians (1.5%), and blacks (1.2%) to have a lot of trouble hearing or to be deaf.
Source: Barnes PM, Adams PF, Powell-Griner E. Health characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native adult population, United States, 2004--2008. Natl Health Stat Rep 2010(20).
Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had a lot of trouble hearing or who were deaf, by race/ethnicity in the United States from 2004-2008. During 2004-2008, 2.8% of adults aged ≥18 years had a lot of trouble hearing or were deaf. American Indians/Alaska Natives (5.5%) were more likely than whites (3.2%) and more than twice as likely as Hispanics (1.9%), Asians (1.5%), and blacks (1.2%) to have a lot of trouble hearing or to be deaf.
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