QuickStats: Percentage* of Persons of All Ages Who Had a Medically Attended Injury During the Past 3 Months,† by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2015–2017
Weekly / February 8, 2019 / 68(5);121
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† Medically attended injury is based on positive response to the survey questions “During the past three months, that is since (91 days before today’s date) did [person] have an injury where any part of the body was hurt, for example with a cut or wound, broken bone, sprain or burn?” and “Did [person] talk to or see a medical professional about this injury?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Family component.
During 2015–2017, 2.8% of persons of all ages had a medically attended injury in the past 3 months, and this varied by age. The percentage who had a medically attended injury increased from 1.8% among those aged <10 years to 3.2% among those aged 10–19 years, declined to 2.5% among those aged 20–44 years, and then increased to 3.0% among those aged 45–64 years and to 3.7% among those aged ≥65 years.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Maria A. Villarroel, PhD, MVillarroel@cdc.gov, 301-458-4668; Jeannine S. Schiller, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Persons of All Ages Who Had a Medically Attended Injury During the Past 3 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:121. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6805a7.
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