Data table for figure 35. Visits to health professionals in the past 12 months among adults 55–64 years of age by health insurance status: United States, 2002–03
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Total Public Private Uninsured
Type of health professional Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
General physician77.40.584.21.279.50.654.41.8
Specialist physician38.00.648.51.739.20.817.21.5
Eye doctor44.20.745.01.746.50.826.41.6
Physical or other type of therapist11.30.416.11.311.40.54.90.8
Mental health professional6.30.315.51.25.00.34.60.8

SE Standard error.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Respondents were asked if they had seen or talked to selected types of health professionals within the past 12 months. Percents are respondents who reported at least one visit. General physician includes visits to a doctor in general practice, family medicine, or internal medicine. Specialist physician includes visits to a doctor who specializes in a particular medical disease or problem (other than obstetrician or gynecologist, psychiatrist, or ophthalmologist). Eye doctor includes visits to an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or eye doctor (someone who prescribes eyeglasses). Physical or other type of therapist includes visits to an audiologist or physical, speech, respiratory, or occupational therapist. Mental health professional includes visits to a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, or clinical social worker. Total includes about 1 percent of adults with unknown health insurance coverage. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, Military, and other State and government sponsored health plans. Uninsured persons are not covered by private insurance or public insurance. Persons with Indian Health Service only are considered uninsured. See Appendix II, Health insurance coverage.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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Health, United States, 2005: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2005 Nov.

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