Percentage of U.S. adults with a usual place for medical care in 2017, by MSA status

This statistic shows the percentage of adults who had a usual place to go for medical care in the U.S. in 2017, by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status. In that year, 86.4 percent of adults not living in an MSA had a usual place to go for medical care.

Percentage of adults who had a usual place to go for medical care in the U.S. in 2017, by metropolitan statistical area status*

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

19,408 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Percentages are adjusted for age, sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity, health insurance status, poverty level, state Medicaid expansion status, and health status. A usual place to go for medical care does not include a hospital emergency room.
Original question: “Is there a place that you usually go to when you are sick or need advice about your health?”
MSA: metropolitan statistical area. Large MSA: population of 1 million or more. Small MSA: population of less than 1 million.

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