Sources who translated for U.S. Hispanics with healthcare communication problems 2018

This statistic depicts the percentage of Hispanic adults in the U.S. who used select sources to translate when they encountered communication barriers in the health care system as of 2018. It was found that 52 percent of Hispanic adults who stated they used a translator when they experienced language or cultural barriers in the health care system had a family member or friend translate for them.

Percentage of Hispanic adults in the U.S. who used select sources to translate when encountering communication barriers in the health care system as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Family member or friend52%
Professional translator from health care provider50%
Another staff member18%
Professional translator hired by individual8%
Someone else1%
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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 and used a translator

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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