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Figure 6. Adults with Health Care Service Access Barrier and Community Health Center Actual Service Area in Boone County, MO

Map of Boone County, Missouri, showing a community health center service area over census tracts to indicate the proportion of adults who said they realized a barrier to health care access. Go to Text Description [D] for details.

[D] Figure 6 is a map of Boone County, MO, that previously appeared in an Archives of Family Medicine article by some of the authors (Phillips, Parchman, and Miyoshi, 2001). This map overlays a community health center service area on census tracts that are shaded to show the proportion of adults who said they realized a barrier to health care access in the previous year. This relationship reveals several census tracts outside of the health center service area in which 9-27 percent of adults had access barriers. These census tracts may represent opportunities for expanding health center services.

Reprinted with permission from Arch Fam Med (Phillips, Kinman, Schnitzer, et al., 2000). Copyright 2000, American Medical Association.

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