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Table 213a: Outpatient visits where physician spent more than 30 minutes with patient, 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 16.1 0.7 16.3 0.7 15.6 1.0 15.0 2.5 18.0 4.6 * *
                         
Age                        
    0-17 10.9 1.0 10.6 0.9 11.7 1.7 13.2 3.0 * * * *
    18-44 16.5 0.8 16.7 0.8 15.0 1.3 13.8 2.3 * * * *
    45-64 19.1 0.9 19.5 1.0 17.3 1.6 15.7 3.9 * * * *
    65 and over 16.8 0.8 16.6 0.9 18.6 1.9 17.8 4.7 * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Female 16.3 0.7 16.4 0.8 15.5 1.3 15.3 2.9 * * * *
    Male 16.0 0.7 16.0 0.7 15.7 1.2 14.5 2.9 25.5 6.5 * *
                         
Payment source                        
    Private 15.5 0.7 15.6 0.7 15.7 1.2 13.9 2.3 * * * *
    Medicare 17.0 0.9 16.9 0.9 17.9 1.9 16.1 3.7 * * * *
    Medicaid 12.3 0.9 11.5 0.9 13.6 1.6 * * * * * *
    Uninsured 24.1 2.0 25.4 2.2 17.0 3.3 17.8 3.6 * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban (MSA) 16.9 0.7 17.1 0.7 16.2 1.1 15.1 2.5 18.8 5.3 * *
    Rural (Non-MSA) 12.5 1.5 12.6 1.6 9.8 2.3 * * * * * *
                         

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 time spent with the physician was 30 minutes or more. All percentages were calculated using the weighted numbers. The NAMCS/NHAMCS question is "Time spent with physician in minutes?" Recoded to 30 or more minutes or less than 30 minutes.

*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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