U.S. Health Care in the Last Two Years

The share of agricultural workers that sought U.S. health care services sometime in the last two years increased by 28 percentage points over the 15-year period, from 35 percent in 1999-2000 to 63 percent in 2013-2014. When agricultural workers were asked what type of provider they saw the last time they had a health care visit, the most common response given in each time period was a private medical doctor's office or clinic, reported by 18 percent of workers in 1999-2000 and 23 percent in 2013-2014. In addition, they most frequently reported that they paid the majority of the cost of their last health care visit out-of-pocket.

Use of community health centers, hospitals, and emergency rooms

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Data Table — Use of community health centers, hospitals, and emergency rooms1

Category 99-00 01-02 03-04 05-06 07-08 09-10 11-12 13-14
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Use of community health centers, hospitals, and emergency rooms79111%80012%98517%65417%59018%79322%75326%1,11426%

1 "Community health center", "Hospital", and "Emergency room" were offered as separate response categories in 1999 through 2001 and 2007 and later. In 2002 through 2006 a single, combined "Community health center/Hospital/Emergency Room" response category was offered. A dash (“-“) indicates that the category was not offered during the corresponding time period.

2 The questionnaire was changed to include the "Do not know" option in 2001; it was not offered in 1999 or 2000. A dash (“-“) indicates that the category was not offered during the corresponding time period.

3 The "Don't know" response category was offered in 1999 through 2001; the 01-02 column contains data for 2001 only. A dash (“-“) indicates that the category was not offered during the corresponding time period.

4 The questionnaire was changed to include this question in 2001; the question was not asked in 1999 or 2000.

5 Question was part of a NIOSH-sponsored supplement on occupational health and was asked in 1999 through 2001; the 01-02 column contains data for 2001 only.

a Estimates with relative standard errors (RSEs) greater than 30 percent but no more than 50 percent are published but should be used with caution.

b Estimates based on fewer than four responses or with RSEs greater than 50 percent are considered statistically unreliable and are suppressed.

Trend Lines — Use of community health centers, hospitals, and emergency rooms