Table 1

Characteristics of trips for medical or dental care, by traveler characteristics, NHTS 2001*

Distribution, all trips, %

Miles per trip

SE

P value

Minutes per trip

SE

P value


Total

100.00

0.9602

0.0001

White

71.69

10.06

0.38

20.64

0.46

Black

11.15

9.99

1.01

29.11

1.72

Hispanic

4.97

10.65

2.54

22.49

2.58

Other

12.19

10.68

1.22

23.53

2.18


Rural

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

Total

100.00

17.48

1.11

27.23

1.31

White

80.79

17.11

1.20

26.36

1.32

Black

8.55

19.83

2.68

30.19

3.64

Hispanic

3.46

12.50

4.22

25.26

3.59

Other

7.20

21.27

6.46

34.43

8.81


Urban

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Total

100.00

8.31

0.30

20.72

0.52

White

69.40

7.99

0.33

18.97

0.46

Black

11.80

8.20

0.87

28.91

1.98

Hispanic

5.35

10.35

2.93

22.04

3.01

Other

13.45

9.25

1.08

22.05

2.27


Age

0.3316

0.3721

0~25

21.47

9.41

0.53

20.86

1.01

26~50

38.59

10.37

0.43

21.75

0.68

51~75

30.23

10.55

0.58

22.58

0.67

76~100

9.71

9.74

1.47

23.99

1.72


Sex

0.1784

0.0165

Male

37.02

10.51

0.40

22.97

0.61

Female

62.98

9.95

0.35

21.48

0.52


Education

0.5499

0.0268

High School or Lower

37.91

10.39

0.57

23.55

0.92

College

46.07

10.29

0.47

21.48

0.67

Graduate School

13.68

9.24

0.91

19.98

0.92

Not Ascertained

2.33

9.01

1.16

20.25

1.69


Medical Condition that Limits Driving

0.0603

0.0013

Yes

13.56

12.17

1.17

26.47

1.46

No

86.44

9.84

0.31

21.33

0.49


Occupation of Head of Household

0.5189

0.0005

Sales or Service

11.71

10.06

0.74

22.05

1.19

Clerical or Admin. Support

5.71

8.84

0.70

17.96

0.91

Manufacturing, Construction, Maintenance, or Farming

7.08

10.71

1.20

20.91

1.52

Professional, Managerial, Technical

15.77

9.95

0.59

20.58

0.78

Other

59.73

10.29

0.45

22.93

0.61


Household Income

< 0.0001

0.0007

< $20,000

19.26

10.60

1.02

24.78

1.25

>$20,000 and < $44,999

26.89

11.14

0.70

23.42

1.19

>$45,000 and < $69,999

23.62

10.32

0.63

21.18

0.89

>$70,000

22.46

9.42

0.60

19.07

0.72

Not Ascertained

7.76

7.29

0.51

21.54

1.07


Family Size

0.3305

0.0068

< = 2 Family Members

41.89

10.18

0.54

22.75

0.68

3 Family Members

17.52

10.23

0.75

21.46

1.09

4 Family Members

19.86

9.04

0.70

18.91

1.01

>4 Family Members

20.73

11.12

0.84

24.06

1.40


* Estimates are weighted to be nationally representative; they are based on 3,914 observations.

Probst et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:40   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-40

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