Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) Data Guide Barriers & Costs of Healthcare

Could Not See a Doctor Due to Cost in Past 12 Months

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents were asked, “Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?” Responses were grouped into two categories: Yes and No.

Could Not See a Doctor Due to Cost in Past 12 Months data available: 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Related Indicators: Routine Check-up in Past Year, Have a Personal Doctor, and Have Health Care Coverage

Defined based on

Pearson WS, Ahluwalia IB, Ford ES, Mokdad AH. Language preference as a predictor of access to and use of healthcare services among Hispanics in the U.S. Ethn Dis. 2008;18:93–7.

Have a Personal Doctor

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents were asked, “Do you have one person you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?” Those who responded “No” then were asked, “Is there more than one, or is there no person who you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?” Responses were grouped into three categories: No Provider, 1 Provider, and 2+ Providers.

Have a Personal Doctor data available: 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Related Indicators: Routine Check-up in Past Year, Could Not See a Doctor Due to Cost in Past 12 Months, and Have Health Care Coverage

Defined based on

Pearson WS, Ahluwalia IB, Ford ES, Mokdad AH. Language preference as a predictor of access to and use of healthcare services among Hispanics in the U.S. Ethn Dis. 2008;18:93–7.

Have Health Care Coverage

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System respondents were asked, “Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare, or Indian Health Service?” Responses were grouped into two categories: Yes and No.

Have Health Care Coverage data available: 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Related Indicators: Routine Check-up in Past Year, Could Not See a Doctor Due to Cost in Past 12 Months, and Have a Personal Doctor

Defined based on

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Surveillance of certain health behaviors and conditions among states and selected local areas―Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), United States, 2006. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2008;57(No. SS-7):2–3, 11.