2016 Healthcare Use Data

Emergency Department Visits

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Table A: Emergency department visits (ED) with asthma as the primary diagnosis per 10,000 population, by selected patient characteristics: United States, 2016
Characteristics Weighted No. of Visits Standard Error of
Weighted No. of Visits
Rate* (SE)
Total 1,776,851 204,136 55.9 (6.4)
Child (aged 0–17 years) 546,013 98,935 74.3 (13.5)
Adult (aged 18+ years)§ 1,230,838 162,841 50.3 (6.7)
Sex
Male 701,071 98,657 45.1 (6.3)
Female 1,075,780 149,922 66.2 (9.2)
Race, not considering ethnicity
White 1,051,527 166,935 42.9 (6.8)
Black 670,940 94,570 161.1 (22.7)
Other 54,384 19,670
Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 452,265 100,494 79.6 (17.7)
Not Hispanic or Latino 1,324,586 154,961 50.7 (5.9)
Age Group
0–4 years 175,200 44,039 87.9 (22.1)
5–17 years 370,813 74,511 69.2 (13.9)
18–34 years 594,213 108,041 80.9 (14.7)
35–64 years 505,449 84,062 41.0 (6.8)
65+ years 126,480 50,342
U.S. Census Region
Northeast 353,039 77,788 63.6 (14.0)
Midwest 334,786 74,236 50.0 (11.1)
South 648,023 128,009 54.0 (10.7)
West 441,004 117,146 58.4 (15.5)
MSA status
MSA 1,481,170 188,938 54.1 (6.9)
Non-MSA 295,682 122,585

Abbreviations: MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area; SE, standard error.

*Crude rate per 10,000 population and SE, standard error.

Rate of child emergency department visits was calculated using the weighted number of visits for children aged 0-17 years and dividing it by the civilian non-institutionalized population for children aged 0-17 years per 10,000.

§Rate of adult emergency department visits was calculated using the weighted number of visits for adults aged 18+ years divided by the civilian non-institutionalized population for adults aged 18+ years per 10,000.

Estimate is suppressed because relative standard error (RSE) of the estimate is >30%.
ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Datasets/NHAMCS

Source: CDC/NCHS. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/about_ahcd.htm

 

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