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In 2003, 45.8% of the American population (civilian, noninstitutionalized) made 1 – 3 health care visits (visits to doctor’s offices, emergency departments, or home visits); 24.8% made 4 – 9; and 13.6% had 10 or more. Only 15.8% made none.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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