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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§


The figure 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%).

* 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, gfreeman1@cdc.gov, 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%).


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