Table 4

Adjusted population percentages and 95% CIs of U.S. workers visiting a physician, NHIS 2008
Characteristics # Physician Visits (n=11,504) Seen doctor in past year (n=11,533)
(in clinic or office) (in any setting including ER)
PM* 95% CI P** PM* 95% CI P**
Sick leave
 Yes 68.4 66.9-69.8 <0.001 84.6 82.4-84.9 <0.001
 No 59.2 57.3-61.0 72.8 71.2-74.4
Age years
 18-29 55.9 53.1-58.7 <0.001 75.0 72.5-77.4 <0.001
 30-39 59.9 57.7-62.0 74.8 72.9-76.6
 40-49 66.7 64.5-69.0 80.1 78.1-82.0
 50-59 72.1 69.8-74.4 84.2 82.2-86.1
 60-69 83.5 80.4-86.1 93.4 91.5-94.9
 70+ 83.2 76.4-88.4 93.5 89.2-96.2
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic 63.8 61.4-66.1 0.54 79.2 77.1-81.2 0.99
 Non-Hispanic White 65.1 63.5-66.7 79.5 78.2-80.2
 Non-Hispanic Black 64.2 61.3-67.0 79.4 76.8-81.8
 Non-Hispanic Asian 67.9 63.4-72.0 79.9 76.1-83.2
 Non-Hispanic Other 63.4 51.7-73.6 77.9 66.9-86.1
Marital status
 Never married 64.0 61.8-66.2 0.01 78.1 76.0-80.0 <0.001
 Married/partnered 65.8 64.2-67.4 80.1 79.3-82.0
 Widowed/Divorced 61.4 58.5-64.2 75.9 73.4-78.2
Education 0.48 0.21
 < high school 66.2 64.2-68.2 80.9 79.2-82.5
 High school/GED 64.3 62.0-66.6 79.2 77.1-81.2
 Some college 64.4 61.9-66.8 79.1 76.8-81.3
 College graduate 63.5 60.9-66.0 78.5 76.2-80.6
 missing 64.7 60.9-68.4 77.7 74.2-80.8
Poverty ratio
 < 100% 64.1 61.1-67.1 0.91 80.6 77.6-83.4 0.11
 100% to <200% 65.6 62.8-68.4 80.0 77.6-82.2
 200% to <400% 64.2 62.0-66.3 80.8 78.9-82.6
 400% or more 65.1 63.0-67.0 77.7 76.0-79.4
 Unknown 65.1 62.5-67.6 79.2 77.0-81.3
Health insurance
 Private 66.2 64.3-68.0 0.26 80.6 78.6-82.4 0.12
 Public only 63.6 61.3-65.8 79.2 77.1-81.2
 Public and Private 64.2 62.1-66.3 79.1 76.3-79.9
 Not covered 65.5 62.6-68.2 79.5 77.1-81.8
 Unknown 58.6 49.2-67.2 86.1 78.8-91.1

*PM, predicted marginal from logistic regression model using all variables in Table 4.

p** values are based on an overall Wald Chi Square test for association from multivariate logistic regression models.

ER is Emergency Room.

Peipins et al.

Peipins et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:520   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-520

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