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Table 4 Adjusted population percentages and 95% CIs of U.S. workers visiting a physician, NHIS 2008

From: The lack of paid sick leave as a barrier to cancer screening and medical care-seeking: results from the National Health Interview Survey

Characteristics # Physician Visits (n=11,504) Seen doctor in past year (n=11,533)
  (in clinic or office) (in any setting including ER)
  PM* 95% CI P** PM* 95% CI P**
Sick leave       
 Yes 68.4 66.9-69.8 <0.001 84.6 82.4-84.9 <0.001
 No 59.2 57.3-61.0   72.8 71.2-74.4  
Age years       
 18-29 55.9 53.1-58.7 <0.001 75.0 72.5-77.4 <0.001
 30-39 59.9 57.7-62.0   74.8 72.9-76.6  
 40-49 66.7 64.5-69.0   80.1 78.1-82.0  
 50-59 72.1 69.8-74.4   84.2 82.2-86.1  
 60-69 83.5 80.4-86.1   93.4 91.5-94.9  
 70+ 83.2 76.4-88.4   93.5 89.2-96.2  
Race/ethnicity       
 Hispanic 63.8 61.4-66.1 0.54 79.2 77.1-81.2 0.99
 Non-Hispanic White 65.1 63.5-66.7   79.5 78.2-80.2  
 Non-Hispanic Black 64.2 61.3-67.0   79.4 76.8-81.8  
 Non-Hispanic Asian 67.9 63.4-72.0   79.9 76.1-83.2  
 Non-Hispanic Other 63.4 51.7-73.6   77.9 66.9-86.1  
Marital status       
 Never married 64.0 61.8-66.2 0.01 78.1 76.0-80.0 <0.001
 Married/partnered 65.8 64.2-67.4   80.1 79.3-82.0  
 Widowed/Divorced 61.4 58.5-64.2   75.9 73.4-78.2  
Education    0.48    0.21
 < high school 66.2 64.2-68.2   80.9 79.2-82.5  
 High school/GED 64.3 62.0-66.6   79.2 77.1-81.2  
 Some college 64.4 61.9-66.8   79.1 76.8-81.3  
 College graduate 63.5 60.9-66.0   78.5 76.2-80.6  
 missing 64.7 60.9-68.4   77.7 74.2-80.8  
Poverty ratio       
 < 100% 64.1 61.1-67.1 0.91 80.6 77.6-83.4 0.11
 100% to <200% 65.6 62.8-68.4   80.0 77.6-82.2  
 200% to <400% 64.2 62.0-66.3   80.8 78.9-82.6  
 400% or more 65.1 63.0-67.0   77.7 76.0-79.4  
 Unknown 65.1 62.5-67.6   79.2 77.0-81.3  
Health insurance       
 Private 66.2 64.3-68.0 0.26 80.6 78.6-82.4 0.12
 Public only 63.6 61.3-65.8   79.2 77.1-81.2  
 Public and Private 64.2 62.1-66.3   79.1 76.3-79.9  
 Not covered 65.5 62.6-68.2   79.5 77.1-81.8  
 Unknown 58.6 49.2-67.2   86.1 78.8-91.1  
  1. *PM, predicted marginal from logistic regression model using all variables in Table 4.
  2. p** values are based on an overall Wald Chi Square test for association from multivariate logistic regression models.
  3. ER is Emergency Room.