QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Whose Usual Place of Sick Care is a Clinic or Health Center,† by Race/Ethnicity§ and Metropolitan Status of Residence¶ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014**
Weekly / February 5, 2016 / 65(4);99
* Percentage with 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Usual place of sick care at a clinic or health center was based on the answer “yes” to the question, “Is there a place that the child goes when he or she is sick or you need advice about his or her health?” and the answer “clinic or health center” to the question, “What kind of place (does your child go to most often): a clinic, doctor’s office, emergency room, or some other place?” Children without a usual place of sick care were excluded from the analysis.
§ Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be of any race or combination of races.
¶ Based on the household residence location. Large metropolitan is a large metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of ≥1 million persons, small metropolitan is a small MSA of <1 million persons, and nonmetropolitan is not in an MSA.
** Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample child component.
In 2014, children living in nonmetropolitan areas were most likely (34%) to have a clinic or health center as their usual place of sick care, followed by children in large metropolitan areas (30%) and children in small metropolitan areas (20%). This general pattern held for all three race and ethnicity groups. Hispanic children were more likely than non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black children to have a clinic or health center as their usual place of sick care in all household residence locations.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2014 data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Karishma Chari, MPH, KChari@cdc.gov, 301-458-4068; Lindsey Black, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Whose Usual Place of Sick Care is a Clinic or Health Center, by Race/Ethnicity and Metropolitan Status of Residence — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:99. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mm6504a8.
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