Table 3

Distribution of Variables Across Rural-Urban Categories (% responding affirmatively)

Statistical Area Classification

Flu Shot

Unmet Need

Family Physician Visit

Specialist Physician Visit

Regular Medical Doctor


Urban - CMAa

35.9

11.7

78.5

29.4

85.2

Urban - CA

37.0

12.7

78.7

26.6

89.1

Rural - Strong MIZ

35.5

10.8

75.9

27.1

87.5

Rural - Moderate MIZ

32.7

10.2

76.2

24.6

83.4

Rural - Weak or No MIZ

30.5

11.2

77.4

22.8

83.9


a CMA = Census Metropolitan Areas; CA = Census Agglomerations; MIZ = Metropolitan Influenced Zone;

Sibley and Weiner BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:20   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-20

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