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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 116a: Race - Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen, by race, United States, 1999-2000

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total 1.5 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.0 0.2 * * * *
Age                    
0-17 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2 1.4 0.3 * * * *
18-44 1.9 0.2 1.6 0.2 2.8 0.4 * * * *
45-64 1.4 0.2 1.3 0.2 * * * * * *
65 and over 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 * * * * * *
Gender                    
Male 1.5 0.1 1.3 0.1 2.1 0.3 * * * *
Female 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1 1.9 0.2 * * * *
Payment source                    
Private 1.0 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.4 0.3 * * * *
Medicare 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 * * * * * *
Medicaid 1.7 0.2 1.4 0.2 2.3 0.3 * * * *
Uninsured 2.8 0.2 2.7 0.3 3.0 0.4 * * * *
Residence location                    
Urban (MSA) 1.7 0.1 1.5 0.1 2.2 0.2 * * * *
Rural (Non-MSA) 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2 * * * * * *

NHAMCS ED question "Visit disposition" with response "Left before being seen."

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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