Table T9_2_1_7-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 9_2_1_7.1
Emergency department visits per 100 population,a United States, 1999–2008
  2007–20082006–20072005–20062004–20052003–20042001–20022000–20011999–2000
Population groupSample sizeNumber of visits (in thousands)PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 69,624240,56340.41.540.01.540.11.538.91.539.11.338.61.238.91.238.61.3
Age0–1715,36754,77237.12.236.11.937.61.938.32.338.41.937.32.037.21.736.91.8
18–4428,87798,16944.51.844.41.944.21.742.31.741.81.541.81.342.11.441.21.4
45–6415,02350,82733.11.333.21.332.51.130.61.130.71.030.11.030.21.030.41.0
65 and over10,35736,79650.11.948.51.948.11.746.51.748.31.747.81.548.41.848.91.9
GenderMale32,267110,37437.91.437.31.537.51.436.51.436.81.236.71.237.51.237.41.2
Female37,357130,19042.91.642.51.742.51.641.21.741.21.440.51.240.21.339.81.3
RacebWhite only48,830174,57636.71.736.02.236.51.536.01.636.21.335.91.2DNADNADNADNA
Black only17,06656,85575.84.977.36.774.54.269.03.969.13.567.03.5DNADNADNADNA
Asian only2,0304,68917.52.317.13.117.73.217.42.217.41.618.92.0DNADNADNADNA
NHOPI4561,07899.729.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU86.825.9DSUDSUDNADNADNADNA
AI/AN only5702,02734.310.2DSUDSU33.910.026.47.524.95.4DSUDSUDNADNADNADNA
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU7.22.18.42.07.82.05.51.23.80.6DNADNADNADNA
LocationMSA60,685201,80940.41.940.51.940.71.839.61.939.01.639.41.4DNADNA36.01.4
Non-MSA8,93938,75540.53.937.54.737.05.035.34.239.54.035.63.5DNADNA48.44.0

a Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1 each year.

b Race data have missing values each year that are imputed. See dataset documentation available at http://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NHAMCS for details.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T9_2_1_7-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/9_facilitators_barriers/T9_2_1_7-1.html