Plano, Texas – The Dallas area has experienced an enormous surge in population since the Great Recession, but it doesn’t seem like people are abandoning their plans to stay home, according to the latest research by the National Association of Health Care Organizations.
The NAHCO, which represents health care providers across the country, released its findings in the aftermath of the release of the latest National Health Expenditure Survey (NHES).
More than half of adults in Dallas say they plan to remain at home for the foreseeable future, up from 49 percent last year, according the report.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the survey, released earlier this month, shows that the number of people who have never left the home for more than a few weeks has grown from 10 percent to 15 percent in just the last six months.
In Texas, the number dropped from 28 percent to 21 percent over that time, while the number who have left the state for a few months or years dropped from 37 percent to 24 percent.
The results show that the most likely place for people to move away from home is out of state.
Only about 1 in 5 Dallas residents who say they will stay home for a year or longer say they would move if their state did away with mandatory waiting periods for prescription drugs, according a NAHCo survey.
And even though many people are planning to leave Texas, nearly 1 in 6 residents say they have never planned to leave the state at all.
But while many people say they’re staying home because they don’t have a place to go, others say that they have a better plan.
Many of the people surveyed by the NAHCorp want to stay in their homes to support their families, as they want to make sure their children have the best education and career opportunities possible, according their report.