QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Visited an Urgent Care Center or a Clinic in a Drug Store or Grocery Store in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Year — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2021–2022

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The figure is a bar chart showing the percentage of children and adolescents aged ≤17 years who visited an urgent care center or a clinic in a drug store or grocery store in the past 12 months, by age group and year, in the United States during 2021–2022, according to the National Health Interview Survey.

* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.

Based on responses to the survey question, “During the past 12 months, how many times has (child’s name) gone to an urgent care center or clinic in a drug store or grocery store about his/her/their health?“

§ 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 Child component.

The percentage of children and adolescents aged ≤17 years who had at least one visit to an urgent care center or a clinic in a drug store or grocery store in the past 12 months increased from 21.6% in 2021 to 28.4% in 2022. This increase was noted for all age groups during 2021–2022. In 2021, urgent care or retail health clinic visits were lower among children aged 0–5 years than those aged 6–11 years and 12–17 years. In 2022, visits for those aged 12–17 years (30.3%) were higher than for those aged 6–11 years (26.6%). Other observed differences among age groups were not significant.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021–2022 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm

Reported by: Elizabeth M. Briones, PhD, ebriones@cdc.gov; Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo, PhD.


Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Visited an Urgent Care Center or a Clinic in a Drug Store or Grocery Store in the Past 12 Months, by Age Group and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021–2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2024;73:68. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7303a5.

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