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Why no usual source of care: Other reason

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For sample adults and sample children without a usual place of care (USUALPL =1), NOUSLYOTH indicates the reason that the person did not have a usual source of medical care was that he or she had another reason, not listed. Respondents' answers were categorized into different reasons for not having a usual place of care, which serve as reference points by which to interpret the meaning of mentioning another reason for not having a usual place of care.


Other reasons mentioned are:

  • Doesn't need a doctor or hasn't had problems
  • Previous doctor is not available or moved
  • No care available or too far away or not convenient

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


This variable is comparable over time.


  • 2011-2014: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 without a usual place of care.


  • 2011-2014