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Table 1 Percentage of male individuals who speak little or no English, estimates of the number in England and the number of annual GP consultations by age and ethnic group in 1999 and 2004

From: Access to interpreting services in England: secondary analysis of national data

  % of individuals who speak little or no English Estimated number in population Estimated number of GP consultations/year
Indian    
   16–34 2.9 (1.7–4.7) 4998 14993
   35–54 6.0 (4.3–8.2) 8823 50293
   55+ 20.9 (16.6–25.8) 14923 137292
Pakistani    
   16–34 9.8 (7.4–12.7) 12957 24618
   35–54 15.1 (11.5–19.3) 10020 66131
   55+ 35.3 (27.5–43.8) 11740 123274
Bangladeshi    
   16–34 14.8 (11.3–18.9) 7573 22718
   35–54 36.2 (29.5–43.3) 7748 66635
   55+ 65.6 (56.5–73.8) 8248 122894
Chinese    
   16–34 9.3 (5.5–14.5) 4172 5423
   35–54 26.0 (19.8–33.0) 7628 21357
   55+ 57.1 (46.1–67.6) 6457 32933