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Table 4-2: Correlations Between Self-Reported English Ability in Speak

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Table 4-2. Correlations Between Self-Reported English Ability in Speaking, Reading, and Writing

EnglishSpeakReadWrite
Speak1  
Read0.92541 
Write0.89740.93571
LatinoSpeakReadWrite
Speak1  
Read0.67351 
Write0.65820.85481
AsianSpeakReadWrite
Speak1  
Read0.81121 
Write0.77360.9251

a Source: Subcommittee analysis based on data from National Latino and Asian American Study (Alegría et al., 2004a, 2004b).

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Table 4-3. Relationship of Speaking and Reading Ability

Reported English-Speaking AbilityPercent Who Say They Can
Read a Newspaper in English,
1986 (%)
Percent Who Report No
Difficulty Filling Out an
English Form, 1980 (%)
Very well9896
Well9378
Not well6938
Not at all05

Source: Siegel et al., 2001.

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Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 4-2: Correlations Between Self-Reported English Ability in Speak: Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldata4tab4-23.html