AHRQ Stats: Access to Care
About 53.4 million American adults under age 65 (28 percent) in 2012 reported having no usual place to go for medical care when they got sick. Overall, among this age group, men were more likely to not have a usual place to go for care (34 percent) than women (22 percent). (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #461: Access to Health Care of Adult Men and Women, Ages 18-64, 2012.)
STATISTICAL BRIEF #461:
|Karen E. Davis, MA|
- Among nonelderly adults in 2012, men and women ages 18-34 were most likely to report having no usual source of care, at 46.6 percent and 32.3 percent, respectively.
- Hispanic adults ages 18-64 were the most likely to lack a usual source of care in comparison to other race and ethnic groups in 2012 (men 48.0 percent and women 32.7 percent).
- Based on health insurance status, uninsured men and women ages 18-64 were most likely to report having no usual source of care in 2012, at 65.8 percent and 49.2 percent, respectively.