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QuickStats: Percentage of Hospitalizations After Emergency Department Visits Resulting from Illness and Injury Among Persons Aged ≤18 Years, by Age Group — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2007–2010*

The figure above shows the proportion of hospitalizations following emergency department visits resulting from injury and illness among persons aged ≤18 years, by age group in the United States during 2007–2010, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. During 2007–2010, on average, emergency department visits by children resulting in hospital admission were more likely to be related to illness (78%) than injury (22%). This pattern applied to persons aged 0–4 years, 5–12 years, and 13–18 years, with the greatest difference observed among children aged 0–4 years, for whom 84% of visits resulting in hospital admission were related to illness, compared with only 16% related to injury.


* Percentages are 4-year annual averages.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the proportion of hospitalizations following emergency department visits resulting from injury and illness among persons aged ≤18 years, by age group in the United States during 2007–2010, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. During 2007–2010, on average, emergency department visits by children resulting in hospital admission were more likely to be related to illness (78%) than injury (22%). This pattern applied to persons aged 0–4 years, 5–12 years, and 13–18 years, with the greatest difference observed among children aged 0–4 years, for whom 84% of visits resulting in hospital admission were related to illness, compared with only 16% related to injury.


During 2007–2010, emergency department visits by children resulting in hospital admission were more likely to be related to illness (78%) than injury (22%). This pattern applied to persons aged 0–4 years, 5–12 years, and 13–18 years, with the greatest difference observed among children aged 0–4 years, for whom 84% of visits resulting in hospital admission were related to illness, compared with only 16% related to injury.

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2007–2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd.htm.

Reported by: Linda F. McCaig, MPH, lmccaig@cdc.gov, 301-458-4365; Michael Albert, MD.



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