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Table 147a: Emergent/urgent emergency department visits with wait ≥ 1 hour, 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 12.1 0.7 11.8 0.7 14.0 1.0 11.3 2.0 * *
                     
Age                    
    0-17 12.7 1.1 12.8 1.2 12.7 1.6 * * * *
    18-44 13.1 0.8 12.6 0.9 15.3 1.3 * * * *
    45-64 12.4 0.9 12.0 1.0 14.2 1.8 * * * *
    65 and over 9.2 0.7 8.8 0.7 12.0 1.9 * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 12.2 0.7 11.6 0.8 15.1 1.1 * * * *
    Female 12.1 0.7 12.0 0.8 12.7 1.2 * * * *
                     
Payment source                    
    Private 12.4 0.8 12.3 0.9 13.8 1.4 11.2 2.6 * *
    Medicare 9.2 0.8 8.8 0.8 10.9 1.8 * * * *
    Medicaid 12.0 0.9 11.3 1.1 13.8 1.4 * * * *
    Uninsured 14.0 1.2 14.0 1.5 15.2 1.8 * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    Urban (MSA) 14.3 0.8 14.1 1.0 15.8 1.0 11.2 2.1 * *
    Rural (Non-MSA) 6.5 0.8 6.4 0.7 7.2 1.8 * * * *
                     

Emergent/urgent emergency department visits defined by response to the NHAMCS ED question "Immediacy with which patient should be seen"

    1) Unknown/no triage (Excluded from the analysis)

    2) Less than 15 minutes (Emergent)

    3) 15-60 minutes (Urgent)

    4) More than 1 hour-2 hours (Semiurgent)

    5) More than 2 hours-24 hours (Nonurgent)

*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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