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Table 208a: Outpatient visits where patient was seen by patient's primary care provider, by race, United States, 2000-2001a

  Total White Black API AI/AN >1 Race
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                         
Total 48.5 1.1 48.0 1.2 48.8 2.4 57.7 4.5 38.4 7.8 64.1 5.1
                         
Age                        
    0-17 69.0 1.6 69.2 1.6 65.1 3.5 73.5 3.8 * * 78.3 6.0
    18-44 40.0 1.3 40.0 1.4 36.1 2.9 49.0 5.7 * * * *
    45-64 43.0 1.5 42.3 1.5 47.0 3.3 51.6 7.8 * * * *
    65 and over 47.7 1.8 46.9 1.9 52.9 3.2 59.1 6.4 * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Female 47.1 1.2 46.8 1.2 46.9 2.5 54.4 4.9 42.6 9.1 64.1 6.4
    Male 50.4 1.2 49.8 1.3 52.0 2.5 62.0 4.4 * * 64.0 8.1
                         
Payment source                        
    Private 49.6 1.1 49.3 1.2 47.8 2.6 58.7 4.6 * * 72.1 6.3
    Medicare 47.5 2.0 46.9 2.1 52.6 3.6 54.4 9.0 * * * *
    Medicaid 56.5 2.3 56.2 2.5 54.6 4.2 67.9 6.3 * * 61.0 11.2
    Uninsured 35.2 2.7 34.3 2.9 39.9 5.1 39.6 5.8 * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban (MSA) 46.1 1.2 45.4 1.3 46.9 2.5 57.8 4.9 39.5 10.0 64.6 5.6
    Rural (Non-MSA) 60.3 3.0 60.0 2.9 67.3 6.5 56.0 15.9 * * * *
                         

aPercentages presented in this table are based on the total number of visits for the variable of interest. For example, Total percent is the percent of total NAMCS/NHAMCS OPD visits where the physician was the patient's primary care physician. All percentages were calculated using the weighted numbers. The NAMCS/NHAMCS question is "Are you the patient's primary care physician?" 1) Yes.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

 

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