Data table for Figure 22. Visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient departments, by sex and age: United States, 1997–2004
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 22.

Sex and age 1997–1998 1999–2000 2001–2002 2003–2004
Both sexesAverage annual visits in thousands
Total884,528874,0941,041,286998,226
Under 18 years183,286170,960202,661194,133
18–44 years279,065263,239293,581276,862
45–54 years118,642125,585155,717149,219
55–64 years97,214104,594129,279134,179
65–74 years107,784104,786127,813117,042
75 years and over98,538104,930132,235126,791
Male
Total352,838356,872420,251407,032
Under 18 years95,02788,472103,545101,578
18–44 years87,26288,80896,59086,681
45–54 years45,42649,32561,61160,670
55–64 years42,35644,32752,49355,975
65–74 years45,39945,10655,43450,878
75 years and over37,36840,83450,57851,250
Female
Total531,691517,222621,035591,194
Under 18 years88,26082,48899,11592,555
18–44 years191,804174,431196,991190,182
45–54 years73,21676,26094,10688,549
55–64 years54,85860,26676,78778,204
65–74 years62,38559,68172,37966,164
75 years and over61,16964,09681,65775,541
Sex and age Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Both sexesNumber of visits per 100 persons
Total330.09.5318.610.8369.89.4347.910.1
Under 18 years255.89.0236.911.4279.29.9265.912.6
18–44 years257.58.8241.79.9266.88.6251.19.4
45–54 years349.811.4342.612.9396.012.6365.112.9
55–64 years443.715.6442.016.4501.115.9473.617.5
65–74 years598.122.8583.423.0707.925.4644.626.1
75 years and over694.330.4700.328.1837.833.0777.434.0
Male
Total269.98.3267.09.2306.18.3290.39.1
Under 18 years259.29.9239.611.8278.910.1272.213.8
18–44 years163.16.2165.47.5177.77.3158.56.1
45–54 years274.510.6275.911.7321.112.3303.812.9
55–64 years405.516.4392.116.7424.515.4411.418.4
65–74 years560.625.2555.923.7676.926.4614.825.6
75 years and over682.532.8707.630.3834.234.5809.438.2
Female
Total387.111.5367.712.9430.511.5402.912.0
Under 18 years252.39.0234.111.6279.510.8259.412.2
18–44 years349.413.2315.913.8353.912.4342.214.6
45–54 years421.615.0406.216.3467.415.9423.515.6
55–64 years478.617.6487.819.0571.520.1531.119.8
65–74 years628.825.1606.026.4733.729.7669.730.8
75 years and over701.732.3695.729.5840.137.4757.135.2

SE is standard error.

NOTES: For 1997–1999 data, population estimates are 1990-based postcensal estimates as of July 1 and are adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix from the U.S. Census Bureau. Starting with 2000 data, population estimates are based on the 2000 census. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. See related Table 89. Starting with Health, United States, 2005, data from 2001 and onwards use a revised weighting scheme. See Appendix I, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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Health, United States, 2006: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2006 Nov.

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