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Unable to Afford Visit to Doctor
Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

PERCENTAGE who were UNABLE TO AFFORD A VISIT TO DOCTOR
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1991-1994

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                   UNABLE TO SEE DOCTOR****        TOTAL
                        wgt percent          Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS                       
  Total                     13%                    12411
  Male                      11%                     5403
  Female                    15%                     7008
  18-34 years               18%                     3630
  35-64 years               12%                     6277
Race/Ethnicity                                
WHITE***                                      
  Total                     12%                    11544
  Male                      10%                     5013
  Female                    15%                     6531
  18-34 years               18%                     3232
  35-64 years               12%                     5862
ASIAN***                                      
  Total                     12%                      191
  Male                      *6%                       86
  Female                    18%                      105
  18-34 years               11%                       96
  35-64 years               12%                       85
AFRICAN AMERICAN***                           
  Total                     19%                      125
  Male                      20%                       54
  Female                    19%                       71
  18-34 years               19%                       60
  35-64 years               20%                       58
AMERICAN INDIAN***                            
  Total                     20%                      168
  Male                      22%                       82
  Female                    17%                       86
  18-34 years               25%                       68
  35-64 years               16%                       85
HISPANIC***                                   
  Total                     21%                      383
  Male                      15%                      168
  Female                    29%                      215
  18-34 years               21%                      174
  35-64 years               23%                      187
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   *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
  **Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 ***Hispanics include all races; other groups
    are non-Hispanic only.
****Avoided a doctor visit at least once in preceding year
    due to anticipated cost even though felt a need.