QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had Visited or Talked to a Health Care Professional in the Past 12 Months,† by Race/Ethnicity§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015¶
Weekly / July 29, 2016 / 65(29);750
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a question in the Sample Adult section that asked, “About how long has it been since you last saw or talked to a doctor or other health care professional about your own health? Include doctors seen while a patient in a hospital.”
§ Categories shown are only for non-Hispanic respondents who selected one racial group; respondents had the option to select more than one racial group. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race or combination of races.
¶ 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 Adult component.
From 2010 to 2015, there was an increase in the percentage of non-Hispanic white adults (82.5% to 84.0%) and non-Hispanic black adults (80.5% to 83.5%) aged 18–64 years who had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months. In 2010, non-Hispanic white adults aged 18–64 years were the most likely to have seen or talked to a health professional in the past 12 months, but there was no significant difference between non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black adults in 2015. In both 2010 and 2015, Hispanic adults aged 18–64 years were the least likely to have seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Michael E. Martinez, MPH, MHSA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4758; Brian W. Ward.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had Visited or Talked to a Health Care Professional in the Past 12 Months,† by Race/Ethnicity§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015¶. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:750. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6529a5external icon.
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