Percentage of People Who Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Medical Care

Having a usual source for medical care is a summary measure of adequate access to primary care.

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

Metrics Calculation

The value for this measure is determined by a survey question in the National Health Interview Survey: “Is there a place you usually go when you are sick or need advice about your health?” The question is asked of one randomly selected adult (the “sample adult”) and one randomly selected child (the “sample child”), in the family. Sample adults respond for themselves, and a knowledgeable adult in the family provides proxy responses for the sample child.

Several follow-up questions garner more information about the source of care. A hospital emergency room is not included in usual place to go, and unknowns are excluded.

Additional Information

All estimates meet the criteria of less than or equal to 30% relative standard error. Estimates may have been suppressed if there were additional concerns over statistical reliability.

 

This measure is calculated by the CDC/NCHS from the National Health Interview Survey.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Medical Care

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Coverage Overview

' Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Coverage Overview

In order to define coverage types, disability is defined as follows: Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Medicare Coverage

* Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Coverage Type Medicare

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care among those with Medicaid

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Medicaid Coverage

- Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Medicaid Coverage

In order to define coverage types, disability is defined as follows: Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care among those wth Private Coverage

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Private Coverage

: Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Private Coverage

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care among those with Other Public Coverage

Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Other Public Coverage

; Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Other Publiic Coverage

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Ethnicity

[ Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Ethnicity

For more information on how ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Race

] Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Race

For more information on how race was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Age Group

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Age Group

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Education Level

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Education Level

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Income Level

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Income Level

Poverty is defined by Census Bureau poverty thresholds. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Metropolitan Status

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Metropolitan Status

For more information on how metropolitan status was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Number of Chronic Conditions

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Number of Chronic Conditions

For more information on how chronic conditions were defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Region

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Region

For more information on how regions are defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Self Reported Health Status

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Self Reported Health Status

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Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care by Sex

Measure 1 : Percentage of People Who Have a Usual Source of Medical Care | Sex