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Table 1 Characteristics of trips for medical or dental care, by traveler characteristics, NHTS 2001*

From: Effects of residence and race on burden of travel for care: cross sectional analysis of the 2001 US National Household Travel Survey

  Distribution, all trips, % Miles per trip SE P value Minutes per trip SE P value
Total 100.00    0.9602    0.0001
   White 71.69 10.06 0.38   20.64 0.46  
   Black 11.15 9.99 1.01   29.11 1.72  
   Hispanic 4.97 10.65 2.54   22.49 2.58  
   Other 12.19 10.68 1.22   23.53 2.18  
Rural     < 0.0001    < 0.0001
   Total 100.00 17.48 1.11   27.23 1.31  
   White 80.79 17.11 1.20   26.36 1.32  
   Black 8.55 19.83 2.68   30.19 3.64  
   Hispanic 3.46 12.50 4.22   25.26 3.59  
   Other 7.20 21.27 6.46   34.43 8.81  
Urban     ----    ----
   Total 100.00 8.31 0.30   20.72 0.52  
   White 69.40 7.99 0.33   18.97 0.46  
   Black 11.80 8.20 0.87   28.91 1.98  
   Hispanic 5.35 10.35 2.93   22.04 3.01  
   Other 13.45 9.25 1.08   22.05 2.27  
Age     0.3316    0.3721
   0~25 21.47 9.41 0.53   20.86 1.01  
   26~50 38.59 10.37 0.43   21.75 0.68  
   51~75 30.23 10.55 0.58   22.58 0.67  
   76~100 9.71 9.74 1.47   23.99 1.72  
Sex     0.1784    0.0165
   Male 37.02 10.51 0.40   22.97 0.61  
   Female 62.98 9.95 0.35   21.48 0.52  
Education     0.5499    0.0268
   High School or Lower 37.91 10.39 0.57   23.55 0.92  
   College 46.07 10.29 0.47   21.48 0.67  
   Graduate School 13.68 9.24 0.91   19.98 0.92  
   Not Ascertained 2.33 9.01 1.16   20.25 1.69  
Medical Condition that Limits Driving     0.0603    0.0013
   Yes 13.56 12.17 1.17   26.47 1.46  
   No 86.44 9.84 0.31   21.33 0.49  
Occupation of Head of Household     0.5189    0.0005
   Sales or Service 11.71 10.06 0.74   22.05 1.19  
   Clerical or Admin. Support 5.71 8.84 0.70   17.96 0.91  
   Manufacturing, Construction, Maintenance, or Farming 7.08 10.71 1.20   20.91 1.52  
   Professional, Managerial, Technical 15.77 9.95 0.59   20.58 0.78  
   Other 59.73 10.29 0.45   22.93 0.61  
Household Income     < 0.0001    0.0007
   < $20,000 19.26 10.60 1.02   24.78 1.25  
   >$20,000 and < $44,999 26.89 11.14 0.70   23.42 1.19  
   >$45,000 and < $69,999 23.62 10.32 0.63   21.18 0.89  
   >$70,000 22.46 9.42 0.60   19.07 0.72  
   Not Ascertained 7.76 7.29 0.51   21.54 1.07  
Family Size     0.3305    0.0068
   < = 2 Family Members 41.89 10.18 0.54   22.75 0.68  
   3 Family Members 17.52 10.23 0.75   21.46 1.09  
   4 Family Members 19.86 9.04 0.70   18.91 1.01  
   >4 Family Members 20.73 11.12 0.84   24.06 1.40  
  1. * Estimates are weighted to be nationally representative; they are based on 3,914 observations.