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Q: Health Care ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Health Care
Category: Health
Asked by: msgirl38111-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 03 Nov 2006 11:14 PST
Expires: 03 Dec 2006 11:14 PST
Question ID: 779815
What % (and #) of the american population has at least one health care
encounter/visit in a year? (i.e., went to doctor, ER, clinic,
hospital, etc.)
Subject: Re: Health Care
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 03 Nov 2006 12:07 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
84% of the United States population (239,090,014 individuals) had at
least one health care visit in 2004 (the most recent year for which
the National Center for Health Statistics has compiled statistics on
this subject).

In 2004, 82% of American adults and 90% of American children had
contact with a health care professional. In 2004, the total population
of the United States was 284,570,767. The adult population was
212,795,958, and the child population (unter age 18) was 71,774,809.
174,492,686 adults and 64,597,328 children had health care visits in
2004, for a total of 239,090,014 individuals. This amounts to 84% of
the U.S. population (of all ages).

Additional details, and a breakdown of the data, may be found here: 

National Center for Health Statistics: Ambulatory Care Use/Physician Visits

NCHS: Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2004

I obtained the U.S. population figures for 2004 here:

Food Research and Action Center: United States

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: percent "medical care"

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msgirl38111-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Subject: Re: Health Care
From: pinkfreud-ga on 03 Nov 2006 17:19 PST
Thank you very much for the five stars and the nice tip!


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