QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Who Volunteered or Worked in a Hospital, Medical Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Dentist’s Office, Nursing Home, or Some Other Health Care Facility,† by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin§ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016–2018¶
Weekly / July 17, 2020 / 69(28);941
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* With 95% confidence intervals shown with error bars.
† Based on responses to the question “Do you currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home, or some other health-care facility? This includes emergency responders and public safety personnel, part-time and unpaid work in a health care facility as well as professional nursing care provided in the home. [This includes non-health care professionals, such as administrative staff, who work in a health-care facility.]”
§ Refers to persons who are of Hispanic or Latino origin and may be of any race or combination of races. “Non-Hispanic” refers to persons who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin, regardless of race.
¶ Estimates were based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.
During 2016–2018, women aged ≥18 years were more likely to volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home, or some other health care facility (health care settings) than were men (12.3% compared with 5.2%). Non-Hispanic black (15.8%), Asian (12.8%), and white women (12.3%) were more likely to volunteer or work in health care settings than were Hispanic women (9.6%). Non-Hispanic Asian men (7.6%) were more likely to volunteer or work in health care settings than were black (6.0%), white (5.3%), and Hispanic men (3.8%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2016–2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Abay Asfaw, PhD, AAsfaw@cdc.gov, 202-245-0635.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Volunteered or Worked in a Hospital, Medical Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Dentist’s Office, Nursing Home, or Some Other Health Care Facility, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:941. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6928a7external icon.
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