Percent Distribution of Number of Visits to Health Care Professionals

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 156):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 41 rows and 9 columns.

Covers ambulatory visits to doctor’s offices and emergency departments, and home health care visits during a 12-month period Based on the redesigned National Health Interview Survey, a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population] Data presented in this table are not comparable with data on physician contacts presented in previous editions of the source. See Appendix III


  1. Includes other races not shown separately.
  2. Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using six age groups: Under 18 years, 18 to 44 years,
    45 to 54 years, 55 to 64 years, 65 to 74 years, and 75 years and over.
  3. Estimates by race and Hispanic origin are tabulated using the 1997
    standards for federal data on race and ethnicity.
    Estimates for specific race groups are shown when they meet requirements
    for statistical reliability and confidentiality. The categories “White
    only,” “Black or African American only,” “American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) only,” and “Asian
    only” include persons who reported only one
    racial group; and the category “2 or more races” includes persons who reported more than one of the
    five racial groups in the 1997 Standards or one of the five racial groups and “Some other race.”
  4. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race or combination of races.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.