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189. Percent Distribution of Number of Visits to Health Care Professionalsby Age, Sex, and Race: 1997 and 1998

[This table presents a summary measure of ambulatory and home health care visits during a 12-month period based on the following questions: "During the past 12 months, how many times have you gone to a hospital emergency room about your own health?"; "During the past 12 months, did you receive care at home from a nurse or other health care professional? What was the total number of home visits received?"; "During the past 12 months, how many times have you seen a doctor or other health care professional about your own health at a doctor's office, a clinic, or some other place? Do not include times you were hospitalized overnight, visits to hospital emergency rooms, home visits, or telephone calls." For each question respondents were shown a flashcard with response categories of: 0, 1, 2-3, 4-9, 10-12, or 13 or more visits. For this tabulation responses of 2-3 were recoded to 2 and responses of 4-9 were recoded to 6. The summary measure was constructed by adding recoded responses for these questions and categorizing the sum as: none, 1-3, 4-9, or 10 or more health care visits in the past 12 months. Based on the redesigned National Health Interview Survey, a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Data presented in this table are not comparable with data on physician contacts presented in previous editions of the source]

 
1-3 4-9 10 or more
Characteristic None visits visits visits
     
1997 1998 1997 1998 1997 1998 1997 1998
 
    All persons 1 2 16.5 15.9 46.2 46.8 23.6 23.8 13.7 13.5
 
Age:
  Under 18 years 11.8 11.7 54.1 54.5 25.2 25.6 8.9 8.2
    Under 6 years 5.0 4.9 44.9 46.7 37.0 36.6 13.0 11.8
    6-17 years 15.3 15.0 58.7 58.4 19.3 20.3 6.8 6.3
  18-44 years 21.7 21.6 46.7 47.7 19.0 18.6 12.6 12.2
    18-24 years 22.0 22.6 46.8 47.7 20.0 18.5 11.2 11.2
    25-44 years 21.6 21.3 46.7 47.6 18.7 18.6 13.0 12.5
  45-64 years 16.9 15.9 42.9 43.6 24.7 24.3 15.5 16.2
    45-54 years 17.9 17.2 43.9 44.9 23.4 22.5 14.8 15.4
    55-64 years 15.3 13.8 41.3 41.6 26.7 27.1 16.7 17.5
  65 years and over 8.9 7.3 34.7 34.1 32.5 35.3 23.8 23.4
    65-74 years 9.8 8.4 36.9 36.6 31.6 34.3 21.6 20.8
    75 years and over 7.7 6.0 31.8 30.8 33.8 36.5 26.6 26.7
 
Sex: 2
  Male 21.3 20.7 47.1 47.3 20.6 21.2 11.0 10.8
  Female 11.8 11.3 45.4 46.4 26.5 26.3 16.3 16.0
 
Race: 2
  White 16.0 15.5 46.1 46.8 23.9 24.1 14.0 13.6
  Black 16.8 16.4 46.1 46.5 23.2 23.3 13.9 13.8
  American Indian or Alaska Native 17.1 20.0 38.0 39.0 24.2 25.1 20.7 15.9
  Asian or Pacific Islander 22.8 21.0 49.1 48.2 19.7 21.3 8.3 9.5
 
Race and Hispanic origin: 2
  White, non-Hispanic 14.7 14.2 46.6 47.1 24.4 24.6 14.3 14.0
  Black, non-Hispanic 16.9 16.5 46.1 46.5 23.1 23.2 13.8 13.8
  Hispanic 24.9 24.0 42.3 44.8 20.3 19.7 12.5 11.5
    Mexican 28.9 28.5 40.8 41.9 18.5 18.6 11.8 11.0
 
Health insurance status: 3 4
  Under 65 years of age:
    Insured 14.3 (NA) 49.0 (NA) 23.6 (NA) 13.1 (NA)
      Private 14.8 (NA) 50.8 (NA) 23.0 (NA) 11.4 (NA)
      Medicaid 9.7 (NA) 35.0 (NA) 27.1 (NA) 28.2 (NA)
    Uninsured 33.7 (NA) 42.8 (NA) 15.3 (NA) 8.2 (NA)
 
65 years of age and over:
    Private 7.4 (NA) 36.0 (NA) 33.7 (NA) 22.9 (NA)
    Medicaid 10.2 (NA) 21.0 (NA) 28.1 (NA) 40.7 (NA)
    Medicare only 13.0 (NA) 35.0 (NA) 31.0 (NA) 21.1 (NA)
 
Geographic region: 2 5
  Northeast 13.2 12.1 45.9 47.8 26.0 25.4 14.9 14.7
  Midwest 15.9 15.6 47.7 46.9 22.8 24.2 13.6 13.3
  South 17.2 17.0 46.1 46.7 23.3 23.1 13.5 13.2
  West 19.1 18.3 44.8 46.0 22.8 22.9 13.3 12.9




NA Data not available as of publication date.
1 Includes other categories not shown separately.
2 Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using six age groups: Under 18 years, 18-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over.
3 Estimates for persons under 65 years of age are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using four age groups: Under 18 years,18-44 years, 45-54 years, and 55-64 years of age. Estimates for persons 65 years of age and over are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using two age groups: 65-74 years and 75 years and over. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.
4 Health insurance categories are mutually exclusive. Persons who reported both Medicaid and private coverage are classified as having Medicaid coverage.
5 NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2000.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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