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Rhode Island Numbers 2011-2012

  • 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.
  • Men 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 women.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Self-reported general health status, broken down by ‘fair or poor” or “good or better”.

  • 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.

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) that is greater than or equal to 30.0; BMI is calculated using self-reported height and weight.

  • Obese adults are more likely to experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor compared to adults who are not obese.
  • Obese adults experience fewer barriers than adults who are not obese, with regard to not having a personal doctor and not having a checkup in the past 12 months.

Diabetes: Respondent ever told has diabetes by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional.

Heart condition: Heart condition is defined as having one or more of the following: heart attack also called a myocardial infarction; coronary heart disease; stroke.

Disability: Respondent is defined as having a disability if they are limited in any way in any activities because of any physical, mental, or emotional problems, OR if they use any special equipment such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or special telephone.

  • Adults with diabetes have better access to care than all Rhode Island adults for all 4 healthcare access measures.
  • Adults with heart conditions are less likely to be uninsured, have no doctor, and have had no checkup in the past 12 months, but more likely to experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor than all Rhode Island adults.
  • Adults with a disability are less likely to have no doctor and have had no checkup in the past 12 months, but more likely to experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor, than all Rhode Island adults.

Smokers defined as respondents who smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke everyday or some days:

  • Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to be uninsured, have no doctor, experience cost barriers to seeing a doctor, and have had no checkup in the past 12 months.