QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have a Usual Place for Health Care,* by Race and Hispanic Subpopulation† — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2010§
* Based on "Yes" and "There is more than one place" responses to the following question: "Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?" The usual place to go for health care does not include a hospital emergency department. Unknowns were not included in the denominators when calculating percentages.
† Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race or combination of races.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and using four age groups: 18–44 years, 45–64 years, 65–74 years, and ≥75 years.
¶ 95% confidence interval.
Hispanic adults (71.8%) were less likely to have a usual place for health care than non-Hispanic white adults (84.7%) and non-Hispanic black adults (80.0%). Among the five Hispanic subpopulations, Puerto Rican adults (81.9%) were more likely to have a usual place for health care compared with Mexican adults (70.5%), Cuban adults (72.6%), and Central or South American adults (67.7%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2010 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Gulnur Freeman, MPA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4085; Patricia F. Adams.
Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who have a usual place for health care, by race and Hispanic subpopulation in the United States during 2010, according to the National Health Interview Survey. Hispanic adults (71.8%) were less likely to have a usual place for health care than non-Hispanic white adults (84.7%) and non-Hispanic black adults (80.0%). Among the five Hispanic subpopulations, Puerto Rican adults (81.9%) were more likely to have a usual place for health care compared with Mexican adults (70.5%), Cuban adults (72.6%), and Central and South American adults (67.7%).
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents.
This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version.
Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr)
and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371;
telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.
**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to email@example.com.