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Table 2 Percentage of female 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 5.3 (3.7–7.2) 9442 49098
   35–54 14.6 (12.1–17.4) 22136 148311
   55+ 45.2 (39.5–51.0) 32721 458090
Pakistani    
   16–34 15.8 (13.0–18.8) 20999 151189
   35–54 40.1 (35.0–45.5) 26743 243358
   55+ 67.8 (58.4–763) 18817 319893
Bangladeshi    
   16–34 31.2 (27.1–35.6) 17134 80530
   35–54 75.9 (68.9–82.0) 15988 174265
   55+ 91.1 (82.5–96.4) 7706 77060
Chinese    
   16–34 6.3 (3.1–11.0) 2868 5162
   35–54 29.8 (24.4–35.6) 11041 57416
   55+ 61.2 (49.2–72.2) 7550 67952