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Forgoing Doctor Visit Due to Cost
Definition

Percentage of adults who reported that there was a time in the past 12 months when they needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost, 2014.

Description

Despite recent decreases in uninsured rates, many Americans still struggle with access to affordable health care. As this measure indicates, some cannot even afford a visit to the doctor, much less more expensive health care services.

To see the data disaggregated by race and ethnicity, click on the Data by Race tab below.

14.3% of adults in United States could not see a doctor due to cost

Forgoing Doctor Visit Due to Cost, 2014

StateAdults Reporting Not Seeing
a Doctor Due to Cost (%)
Rank
United States 14.3%
Alabama 17.4% 44
Alaska 11.9% 18
Arizona 15.5% 36
Arkansas 18.2% 49
California 13.5% 27
Colorado 13.1% 24
Connecticut 11.3% 14
Delaware 10.8% 11
District of Columbia 10.5% 9
Florida 17.6% 46
Georgia 19.0% 50
Hawaii 8.7% 3
Idaho 15.8% 38
Illinois 12.4% 22
Indiana 15.1% 35
Iowa 8.8% 4
Kansas 12.5% 23
Kentucky 15.9% 39
Louisiana 17.4% 44
Maine 10.9% 12
Maryland 10.1% 8
Massachusetts 8.3% 2
Michigan 14.6% 33
Minnesota 9.2% 6
Mississippi 19.4% 51
Missouri 13.7% 28
Montana 11.9% 18
Nebraska 11.8% 15
Nevada 17.2% 42
New Hampshire 11.1% 13
New Jersey 14.0% 29
New Mexico 17.2% 42
New York 14.0% 29
North Carolina 16.2% 40
North Dakota 7.0% 1
Ohio 13.1% 24
Oklahoma 15.0% 34
Oregon 14.4% 32
Pennsylvania 11.8% 15
Rhode Island 11.9% 18
South Carolina 18.1% 48
South Dakota 10.0% 7
Tennessee 15.5% 36
Texas 17.6% 46
Utah 14.3% 31
Vermont 9.1% 5
Virginia 13.1% 24
Washington 12.3% 21
West Virginia 16.5% 41
Wisconsin 10.6% 10
Wyoming 11.8% 15

Forgoing Doctor Visit Due to Cost, by Race and Ethnicity

Adults Forgoing Doctor Visits Due to Cost (%)
StateWhiteBlackAsianHispanic
United States 11.3% 18.9% 10.7% 23.7%
Alabama 15.9% 21.2%
Alaska 11.5%
Arizona 12.5% 16.3% 23.1%
Arkansas 15.9% 22.6%
California 9.0% 13.9% 11.4% 19.4%
Colorado 9.8% 19.9% 23.4%
Connecticut 8.3% 11.9% 25.8%
Delaware 8.7% 12.1% 22.7%
District of Columbia 7.5% 12.8%
Florida 13.5% 20.5% 25.5%
Georgia 14.4% 24.4% 31.8%
Hawaii 8.8% 7.0% 15.3%
Idaho 14.6% 24.7%
Illinois 8.8% 15.5% 25.3%
Indiana 13.9% 19.5% 26.5%
Iowa 7.7% 27.1%
Kansas 9.7% 24.7% 25.8%
Kentucky 15.5% 16.9%
Louisiana 14.5% 22.8%
Maine 10.5%
Maryland 7.5% 11.8% 22.4%
Massachusetts 6.6% 11.0% 18.4%
Michigan 13.0% 19.1%
Minnesota 7.4% 21.1% 22.5%
Mississippi 16.0% 25.9%
Missouri 13.0% 18.0%
Montana 11.2%
Nebraska 9.7% 25.2% 24.1%
Nevada 13.7% 24.5%
New Hampshire 10.7%
New Jersey 9.2% 18.3% 11.0% 27.9%
New Mexico 12.1% 23.0%
New York 9.7% 18.5% 25.0%
North Carolina 13.8% 18.9% 28.3%
North Dakota 6.0%
Ohio 12.0% 17.8%
Oklahoma 13.1% 20.7% 30.7%
Oregon 12.9% 24.2%
Pennsylvania 9.4% 19.5% 24.4%
Rhode Island 8.8% 26.4%
South Carolina 15.4% 22.1% 30.3%
South Dakota 8.6%
Tennessee 14.6% 15.1%
Texas 10.9% 21.2% 26.1%
Utah 12.3% 25.0%
Vermont 8.9%
Virginia 10.9% 15.5% 25.1%
Washington 11.2% 24.8%
West Virginia 15.9%
Wisconsin 9.2%
Wyoming 10.0%

"—" indicates that no data is available.

Estimates for White adults are generated for the White, non-Hispanic population. Likewise, estimates for Hispanic adults include all adults of Hispanic or Latino origin, regardless of race.

Definition

Percentage of adults who reported that there was a time in the past 12 months when they needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost, 2014.

Source

State Health Facts. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.

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