Access & Affordability

Adults without a usual source of care

Percent of adults age 18 and older who did not have one (or more) person they think of as their personal health care provider

About this data measure

  • Regular and consistent (annual) routine health exams are a priority for true health care – preventive care – to identify problems before they start or when they are in early phases, when chances for treatment and cure are better.
  • While Rhode Island is a national leader in adults with a usual source of care, the rate of adults without a usual source of care has increased in recent years, and it will be important to observe if this trends continues given disruptions to the healthcare system caused by COVID-19.
  • Young adults ages 18-34 as well as Hispanic and Asian Rhode Islanders are less likely to have a usual source of care compared with other groups.

Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Adults without a usual source of care over time

Adults without a usual source of care demographic breakout