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Rhode Island Numbers 2015

Rhode Island compared to United States

  • The percentages of Rhode Island adults who are uninsured, have no doctor, experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor, and have not had a checkup in the past 12 months are lower than the US adult population.

By Gender

  • Men are significantly more likely to be uninsured, have no doctor, and not have had a checkup in the past 12 months compared with women.

By Age

  • Younger adults are more likely to be uninsured, have no doctor, experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor, and not have had a checkup in the past 12 months compared with older adults.

By Race / Ethnicity

  • White, non-Hispanic adults have fewer barriers to access healthcare than other racial/ethnic groups.
  • The prevalence of being uninsured, having no doctor, experiencing cost barriers to seeing a doctor, and having had no checkup in the past 12 months are highest among Hispanic adults compared with all other racial/ethnic groups.

By Health Status

  • Adults reporting “fair or poor” health are more likely to be uninsured, have no doctor, and experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor compared with their peers of “good or better” health.

By Smoking Status