QuickStats: Percentage* of Persons Who Used Telemedicine During the Past 12 Months,† by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021§
Weekly / February 3, 2023 / 72(5);132
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on a positive response to the question, “In the past 12 months, have you [has child] had an appointment with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional by video or by phone?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2021, approximately one third (32.8%) of persons of all ages had a telemedicine appointment with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional during the past 12 months. The percentage with a telemedicine appointment increased with age, from 17.2% among children aged <10 years to 45.5% among adults aged 70–79 years, and then decreased to 39.3% among adults aged ≥80 years. Telemedicine use among adults aged ≥80 years was similar to that among adults aged 40–49, 50–59, and 60–69 years.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Maria A. Villarroel, PhD, MVillarroel@cdc.gov; Jacqueline W. Lucas, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Who Used Telemedicine During the Past 12 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:132. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7205a2.
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