Age Strata Differences in Utilization of Health Care Services among Adults in the United States

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Eve, Susan Brown April 1984.

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Differences in access to and use of physicians, hospitals and dentists were examined for three age strata (young adults, aged 18-44; middle-aged adults, aged 45-64; and older adults, aged 65 or more) using data from the 1975 Health Interview Survey (N = 142,431). Use of physicians and hospitals was greatest among the older adults and lowest among the younger adults, while the opposite was true of dentist utilization. Although illness level was the best predictor of use of physicians in all three strata, other specific predictors that emerged included sex and education among young adults; family income among the middle-aged; and private insurance coverage among older adults. Illness level was the best predictor of hospital utilization in all three strata although sex was also a significant predictor among the young adults. Dentist utilization was affected most strongly by sex, race, the education among the young adults; by education and family income among the middle-aged; and by age, education, and family income among the older adults.

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  • Sociological Focus, 1984, New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 105-120

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  • Publication Title: Sociological Focus
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 105
  • Page End: 120
  • Pages: 16
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Eve, Susan Brown. Age Strata Differences in Utilization of Health Care Services among Adults in the United States, article, April 1984; [New York, New York]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc505006/: accessed May 18, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

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