Notes: 1 Visit rate is statistically significantly higher (p < 0.05) for females compared with males, based on a two-tailed t test.
2 Visit rate is statistically significantly higher (p < 0.05) for age 65 and over compared with under age 18 and 18–64, based on a two-tailed t test.
Data for 2012 are based on a sample of 76,330 physician office visits, representing an estimated weighted total of 928.6 million visits. Includes visits to nonfederal, office-based physicians. Excludes physicians in community health centers, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and pathologists. For more information, see the 2012 NAMCS microdata file documentation. Visit rates per 100 persons are based on estimates from special tabulations developed by the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau using the July 1, 2012, set of state population estimates and reflect Census 2010 data. More information may be obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau website.
Data Source: CDC/NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2012.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: Variation in Physician Office Visit Rates by Patient Characteristics and State, 2012