Table 2

Travel for medical or dental care, by trip and community characteristics, NHTS 2001*

Distribution all trips, %

Miles per trip

SE

P value

Minutes per trip

SE

P value


Characteristics of Trip


Mode of Travel

< 0.0001

0.0069

Personal Vehicle

93.78

10.56

0.33

21.57

0.47

Public/Walk/Other

6.22

4.08

0.65

28.96

2.68


Driver/Passenger Status

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

Passenger

33.75

12.03

0.56

23.49

0.76

Not Passenger

60.12

9.76

0.29

20.52

0.40

Public/Walk/Other

6.13

3.74

0.62

28.79

2.70


Day of Week

0.1540

0.5368

Business Day (Mon.- Friday)

76.44

9.86

0.34

21.88

0.54

Weekend (Saturday- Sunday)

23.56

11.11

0.78

22.53

0.93


Time of Day

< 0.0001

0.0001

Midnight – 8 am

6.25

16.93

2.20

30.18

2.97

Business Hours (8 am – 5 pm)

90.53

9.82

0.33

21.65

0.51

5 pm – Midnight

3.22

6.55

0.89

16.79

1.74


Characteristics of Community


Traffic Conditions

0.7084

0.2450

Yes

26.42

9.99

0.50

22.71

0.67

No

73.58

10.22

0.37

21.79

0.56


Region

< 0.0001

0.0081

Northeast

19.45

7.10

0.49

19.86

0.83

South

21.78

10.49

0.51

20.59

0.70

Midwest

35.49

11.56

0.56

23.32

0.69

West

23.28

10.26

0.88

23.22

1.44


Job density

< 0.0001

0.0007

Low

22.33

16.42

1.03

26.12

1.24

Median

24.52

9.73

0.62

21.32

1.26

High

24.63

9.18

0.68

21.27

1.10

Very High

28.53

6.47

0.35

20.10

0.63


* 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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