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QuickStats: Percentage* of Trauma-Related Visits to Emergency Departments, by Transport Mode and Patient Age Group --- National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2003--2004

* Based on the following national estimates of trauma-related visits: for persons aged >75 years, approximately 1.8 million visits; 65--74 years, 1.2 million; 45--64 years, 4.7 million; 25--44 years, 8.6 million; 15--24 years, 5.5 million; and <15 years, 6.6 million.

Indicated by an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code in the range of 800--959 (excluding poisonings and adverse effects) in any of the three diagnosis fields on the patient record form.

§ Air or ground, private or public ambulances, including fire and rescue vehicles.

Ambulance use for trauma patients increases with patient age. Among trauma patients aged >75 years, approximately 41.4% were transported to emergency departments by ambulance, compared with 17.5% of patients aged 45--64 years and 6.5% of patients aged <15 years. Additional information is available at

SOURCE: Burt CW, McCaig LF. Trauma cases transported by ambulance to U.S. hospitals. Presented at the 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA; November 4--8, 2006.

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