Table 2.

Visits to Family Physicians as Percentage of All Ambulatory Visits

SubgroupAdults % (95% CI)Children % (95% CI)
Note: The numerator is number of ambulatory visits by persons in specified subgroup to family physicians; the denominator is number of ambulatory visits by persons in specified subgroup to any type of clinician. Estimates are adjusted for age and sex and weighted to represent the noninstitutionalized US population. χ2 for trend all P <.001, except for race/ethnicity in children, which is P=.83
CI = confidence interval.; MSA: metropolitan statistical area.
Income as % poverty level
    <100%34.1 (31.0–37.2)25.1 (21.3–28.9)
    100%–124%37.3 (33.1–41.6)24.0 (18.1–29.1)
    125%–199%38.1 (35.2–41.2)25.6 (20.1–31.0)
    200%–399%33.8 (31.8–35.9)17.1 (14.3–19.8)
    ≥400%27.8 (26.0–29.4)13.0 (10.8–15.1)
Insurance status
    Any private30.4 (29.1–31.8)15.9 (14.0–17.8)
    Public only32.7 (29.4–36.0)23.3 (19.9–26.7)
    Uninsured all 200438.0 (34.7–41.1)27.2 (20.0–34.5)
Race/ethnicity
    Non-Hispanic white30.9 (29.3–32.4)17.8 (15.7–19.9)
    Non-Hispanic black32.0 (29.5–34.5)16.9 (13.4–20.3)
    Hispanic38.1 (34.9–41.2)20.6 (17.1–24.0)
Geography
    MSA30.2 (28.8–31.5)16.1 (14.4–17.8)
    Non-MSA38.6 (36.1–40.1)29.3 (23.1–35.4)