QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had Visited an Emergency Department at Least Once in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Status§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and 2016

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The figure is a bar chart indicating that in 2015 and 2016, adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were more likely to have visited an emergency department at least once in the past 12 months than were those without IBD (33.0% versus 18.9%); this pattern was observed for all age groups. Among adults aged 18–34, 35–64, and ≥65 years, those with IBD were more likely to have visited an emergency department at least once in the past 12 months (35.6%, 34.0%, and 28.9%, respectively), compared with adults without IBD (19.6%, 17.2%, and 22.4%, respectively).

* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.

Based on a question in the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component that asked “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.)”

§ Based on a question in the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component that asked “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis?”

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 Sample Adult component.

In 2015 and 2016, adults with IBD were more likely to have visited an emergency department at least once in the past 12 months than were those without IBD (33.0% versus 18.9%); this pattern was observed for all age groups. Among adults aged 18–34, 35–64, and ≥65 years, those with IBD were more likely to have visited an emergency department at least once in the past 12 months (35.6%, 34.0%, and 28.9%, respectively), compared with adults without IBD (19.6%, 17.2%, and 22.4%, respectively).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and 2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Reported by: Emily P. Terlizzi, MPH, ljx9@cdc.gov, 301-458-4991; James Dahlhamer, PhD; Alissa Ji.


Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had Visited an Emergency Department at Least Once in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Status — National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:207. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6808a6External.

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