QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Seen or Talked to a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional About Their Own Health in the Past 12 Months,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2015
Weekly / January 20, 2017 / 66(02);65
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a question 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 the hospital.” The response categories “6 months or less” and “More than 6 mos, but not more than 1 year ago” were combined for this chart.
§ 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.
In 2015, women aged ≥18 years were more likely than men, overall and for each age group except those aged ≥65 years, to have seen or talked to a doctor or other health professional about their own health in the past 12 months. For both sexes, visits to a doctor or other health care professional increased with age, from 63.1% among men aged 18–29 years to 93.2% among men aged ≥65 years and from 82.4% among women aged 18–29 years to 94.3% among women ≥65 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.
Reported by: Anjel Vahratian, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4436.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Seen or Talked to a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional About Their Own Health in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:65. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6602a12.
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