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Table 2 Travel for medical or dental care, by trip and community 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

Characteristics of Trip        
  Distribution all trips, % Miles per trip SE P value Minutes per trip SE P value
Mode of Travel     < 0.0001    0.0069
   Personal Vehicle 93.78 10.56 0.33   21.57 0.47  
   Public/Walk/Other 6.22 4.08 0.65   28.96 2.68  
Driver/Passenger Status     < 0.0001    < 0.0001
   Passenger 33.75 12.03 0.56   23.49 0.76  
   Not Passenger 60.12 9.76 0.29   20.52 0.40  
   Public/Walk/Other 6.13 3.74 0.62   28.79 2.70  
Day of Week     0.1540    0.5368
   Business Day (Mon.- Friday) 76.44 9.86 0.34   21.88 0.54  
   Weekend (Saturday- Sunday) 23.56 11.11 0.78   22.53 0.93  
Time of Day     < 0.0001    0.0001
   Midnight – 8 am 6.25 16.93 2.20   30.18 2.97  
   Business Hours (8 am – 5 pm) 90.53 9.82 0.33   21.65 0.51  
   5 pm – Midnight 3.22 6.55 0.89   16.79 1.74  
Characteristics of Community        
Traffic Conditions     0.7084    0.2450
   Yes 26.42 9.99 0.50   22.71 0.67  
   No 73.58 10.22 0.37   21.79 0.56  
Region     < 0.0001    0.0081
   Northeast 19.45 7.10 0.49   19.86 0.83  
   South 21.78 10.49 0.51   20.59 0.70  
   Midwest 35.49 11.56 0.56   23.32 0.69  
   West 23.28 10.26 0.88   23.22 1.44  
Job density     < 0.0001    0.0007
   Low 22.33 16.42 1.03   26.12 1.24  
   Median 24.52 9.73 0.62   21.32 1.26  
   High 24.63 9.18 0.68   21.27 1.10  
   Very High 28.53 6.47 0.35   20.10 0.63  
  1. * Estimates are weighted to be nationally representative; they are based on 3,914 observations.