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  • Healthcare Visits Statistics in The United States
  • US Healthcare Visits Frequency Statistics

Keywords

  • US Healthcare Visits
  • Healthcare Visits
  • Doctors Visits Statistics
  • Healthcare Visits Frequency
  • Healthcare Visits by Age
  • Healthcare Visits by Race
  • Healthcare Visits by Hispanic Origin
  • Healthcare Visits by Poverty Level
  • Healthcare Visits by US Geographic Region

US Healthcare Visits Statistics

The US Healthcare Visits Statistics dataset includes data about the frequency of healthcare visits to doctor offices, emergency departments, and home visits within the past 12 months in the United States by age, race, Hispanic origin, poverty level, health insurance status, geographic region and other characteristics between 1997 and 2016.

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Description

The US Healthcare Visits Statistics dataset lists percent distribution of frequency of healthcare visits (no visits, 1-3 visits, 4-9 visits and 10 or more visits) to hospital emergency departments, home visits by a nurse or other health care professional, and visits to doctor offices, clinics, or some other place during a 12-month period in the United States by various characteristics.

Estimates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using six age groups: under 18 years, 18–44 years, 45–54 years, 55–64 years, 65–74 years, and 75 years and over. The disability measure is age-adjusted using the five adult age groups. The race groups white, black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 2 or more races include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Starting with 1999 data, race-specific estimates are tabulated according to the 1997 Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity and are not strictly comparable with estimates for earlier years.
The five single-race categories and multiple-race categories shown in the table conform to the 1997 Standards. Starting with 1999 data, race-specific estimates are for persons who reported only one racial group; category 2 or more races includes persons who reported more than one racial group.

Prior to 1999, data were tabulated according to the 1977 Standards with four racial groups, and the Asian only category included Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Estimates for single-race categories prior to 1999 included persons who reported one race, or if they reported more than one race, identified one race as best representing their race.
Starting with 2003 data, race responses of other race and unspecified multiple races were treated as missing, and then the race was imputed if these were the only race responses. Almost all persons with a race response of other race were of Hispanic origin.

Percent of the poverty level is based on family income and family size and composition using U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Missing family income data were imputed for 1997 and beyond.
For health insurance status related data estimates for persons under age 65 are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using four age groups: under 18 years, 18–44 years, 45–54 years, and 55–64 years.
Health insurance categories are mutually exclusive. Persons who reported both Medicaid and private coverage are classified as having private coverage.

Starting with 1997 data, state-sponsored health plan coverage is included as Medicaid coverage. Starting with 1999 data, coverage by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is included with Medicaid coverage.
In addition to private and Medicaid, the insured category also includes military plans, other government-sponsored health plans, and Medicare, not shown separately. Persons not covered by private insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plans (starting in 1997), Medicare, or military plans are considered to have no health insurance coverage. Persons with only Indian Health Service coverage are considered to have no health insurance coverage.

For level of difficulty related data functional limitation is defined by the reported level of difficulty in six functioning domains: seeing (even if wearing glasses), hearing (even if wearing hearing aids), mobility (walking or climbing stairs), communication (understanding or being understood by others), cognition (remembering or concentrating), and self-care (such as washing all over or dressing). Respondents with answers to one or more of the six questions were included in one of three mutually exclusive categories. Those responding “A lot of difficulty” or “Cannot do at all/unable to do” to at least one question were classified in the “A lot of difficulty/cannot do” category. Of the remaining, those re+A106sponding “Some difficulty” to at least one question were classified in the “Some difficulty” category, and those responding “No difficulty” to at least one question were classified in the “No difficulty” category. Those responding “Don’t know” or “Refused” to all six questions were excluded. During 2010–2016, 1%–8% of respondents were missing data and excluded. Starting with 2016 data, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status is determined using 2010 Census data and the 2010 standards for defining MSAs.

About this Dataset

Data Info

Date Created

2011-09-11

Last Modified

2018-08-09

Version

2018-08-09

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

1997 to 2016

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; US National Center for Health Statistics;

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Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

US Healthcare Visits, Healthcare Visits, Doctors Visits Statistics, Healthcare Visits Frequency, Healthcare Visits by Age, Healthcare Visits by Race, Healthcare Visits by Hispanic Origin, Healthcare Visits by Poverty Level, Healthcare Visits by US Geographic Region

Other Titles

Healthcare Visits Statistics in The United States, US Healthcare Visits Frequency Statistics

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
CharacteristicCharacteristic concerned by data it can be age, gender, race, Hispanic origin, poverty level or other various characteristicsstringrequired : 1
Characteristic_DetailsSubcategory of characteristic concerned by the datastringrequired : 1
YearYear of percent distribution of frequency of healthcare visitsdaterequired : 1
Percentage_of_No_Healthcare_VisitsPercent distribution of peoples with no healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Standard_Error_For_Percentage_of_No_Healthcare_VisitsStandard error for percent distribution of peoples with no healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_One_to_Three_Healthcare_VisitsPercent distribution of peoples with one to three healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Standard_Error_For_Percentage_of_One_to_Three_Healthcare_VisitsStandard error for percent distribution of peoples with one to three healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_Four_to_Nine_Healthcare_VisitsPercent distribution of peoples with four to nine healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Standard_Error_For_Percentage_of_Four_to_Nine_Healthcare_VisitsStandard error for percent distribution of peoples with four to nine healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_Ten_or_More_Healthcare_VisitsPercent distribution of peoples with ten or more healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio
Standard_Error_For_Percentage_of_Ten_or_More_Healthcare_VisitsStandard error for percent distribution of peoples with ten or more healthcare visits within the past 12 months.numberlevel : Ratio

Data Preview

CharacteristicCharacteristic DetailsYearPercentage of No Healthcare VisitsStandard Error For Percentage of No Healthcare VisitsPercentage of One to Three Healthcare VisitsStandard Error For Percentage of One to Three Healthcare VisitsPercentage of Four to Nine Healthcare VisitsStandard Error For Percentage of Four to Nine Healthcare VisitsPercentage of Ten or More Healthcare VisitsStandard Error For Percentage of Ten or More Healthcare Visits
AllAge-adjusted199716.50.246.20.323.60.213.70.2
AllCrude199716.50.246.50.323.50.213.50.2
AgeUnder 18 years199711.80.354.10.525.20.48.90.3
AgeUnder 6 years19975.00.444.90.937.00.813.00.6
Age6–17 years199715.30.558.70.619.30.56.80.3
Age18–44 years199721.70.446.70.419.00.312.60.3
Age18–24 years199722.00.946.81.020.00.811.20.6
Age25–44 years199721.60.446.70.518.70.413.00.3
Age45–64 years199716.90.442.90.624.70.515.50.4
Age45–54 years199717.90.643.90.823.40.614.80.5