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Worker Health Charts

Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS 2015) Charts
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2015)

Healthcare Utilization/Access charts are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a survey that collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. These charts include workers’ responses to questions related to healthcare utilization in the past year (visit to a primary care provider, contact with a dentist, emergency room visit, surgery), lifetime utilization (ever being tested for HIV), and access to healthcare (having a usual place to go for medical care, no health insurance coverage, offered health insurance by employer).

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Unadjusted Prevalence of Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS 2015) Among Workers

Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2015)
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Unadjusted Prevalence of Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS 2015) Among Workers

Healthcare Utilization/Access (NHIS 2015)Estimated Population N (Annual Average)Estimated Population N with Condition (Annual Average)Unadjusted Prevalence (%) (a)95% LCL for Unadjusted Prevalence (c)95% UCL for Unadjusted Prevalence (d)Adjusted Prevalence (%) (a,b)95% LCL for Adjusted Prevalence (c)95% UCL for Adjusted Prevalence (d)
Contact with a Dentist in the Past Year143,824,00095,784,00066.6065.6067.5867.1766.1268.20
Emergency Room Visits in the Past Year143,774,00021,315,00014.8314.0915.6015.3114.5016.16
Having a Usual Place to go for Medical Care144,641,000121,582,00084.0683.2784.8185.2684.5485.94
Having Visited a Primary Care Provider in the Past Year143,888,000100,720,00070.0069.1170.88N/AN/AN/A
No Health Insurance Coverage144,993,00015,814,00010.9110.3011.549.969.3910.56
Offered Health Insurance by Employer144,321,00094,542,00065.5164.5166.5061.9060.9162.88
Surgery in the Past Year143,592,00013,666,0009.529.0210.0410.569.9411.20

Estimates are based on a sample of US adults rather than the entire population. Comparisons between unadjusted or adjusted prevalence rates for different groups should take into account the 95% confidence limits
Estimates adjusted for age, sex, and race using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population.
LCL is the Lower Confidence Limit.
UCL is the Upper Confidence Limit.
Data not displayed, likely due to insufficient sample size.

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National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2015)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS 2015)

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is an annual, in-person health survey and the principal source of information about the health of the civilian, non-institutionalized, household population of the United States. The survey is conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NHIS sample is designed and weighted to produce national estimates. NIOSH uses data from the NHIS to estimate the prevalence of various health conditions and health behaviors among US workers. The charts available here are based on NHIS data from 2015. See the Core questions included in the Worker Health Charts (

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