QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Two or More Visits to an Emergency Department† in the Previous 12 Months, by Home Ownership§ and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2015
Weekly / July 15, 2016 / 65(27);700
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a response to the following question on sample adult questionnaire: “During the past 12 months, how many times have you gone to a hospital emergency room about your own health? (This includes emergency room visits that resulted in a hospital admission.)”
§ Defined by family respondent’s answer to the following question on family core questionnaire: “Is this house/apartment owned or being bought, rented, or occupied by some other arrangement by [you/or someone in your family]?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey family core and sample adult components.
In 2015, the percentage of adults that visited an emergency department two or more times in the previous 12 months was higher among renters (9.5%) than among homeowners (5.4%). A higher percentage of homeowners aged ≥65 years (7.3%) visited the emergency department two or more times during the previous 12 months compared with homeowners aged 40–64 years (4.3%). Compared with renters aged 18–39 years (8.3%), the percentage of renters who visited the emergency department two or more times in the previous 12 months was higher among renters aged 40–64 years (10.8%) and ≥65 years (12.0%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015 data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Patricia C. Lloyd, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4420; Veronica E. Helms.
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