QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Used Telemedicine in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Health Insurance Coverage — National Health Interview Survey, United States 2021

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Overall, in 2021, 35.3% of adults aged 18–64 years had a telemedicine visit with a health care professional in the past 12 months.

The percentage was higher among women than men overall (41.7% versus 28.8%).

Women were also more likely than were men to have had a telemedicine visit among those with private health insurance (44.4% versus 30.5%), Medicaid or other public coverage (42.4% versus 34.3%), and those who were uninsured (19.5% versus 9.8%).

Adults with private health insurance (37.5%) or Medicaid or other public coverage (39.3%) were more likely to use telemedicine compared with uninsured adults (14.0%), and this pattern was seen for women and men.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

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Page last updated: March 2, 2023