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Table 149a: Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen, by race, United States, 2000-2001a

  Total White Black API AI/AN >1 Race
Population group Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
                         
Total 1.6 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.4 0.3 * * * * * *
                         
Age                        
    0-17 1.7 0.2 1.8 0.2 1.7 0.3 * * * * * *
    18-44 2.0 0.2 1.6 0.1 3.3 0.5 * * * * * *
    45-64 1.2 0.2 1.0 0.2 1.7 0.4 * * * * * *
    65 and over 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.1 * * * * * * * *
                         
Gender                        
    Female 1.5 0.1 1.2 0.1 2.5 0.4 * * * * * *
    Male 1.7 0.1 1.5 0.1 2.2 0.3 * * * * * *
                         
Payment source                        
    Private 1.1 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.8 0.3 * * * * * *
    Medicare 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 * * * * * * * *
    Medicaid 1.9 0.2 1.5 0.2 2.6 0.5 * * * * * *
    Uninsured 2.9 0.3 2.6 0.3 3.7 0.7 * * * * * *
                         
Residence location                        
    Urban (MSA) 1.8 0.1 1.5 0.1 2.5 0.3 * * * * * *
    Rural (Non-MSA) 1.0 0.2 0.9 0.2 * * * * * * * *
                         

aPercentages presented in this table are based on the total number of visits for the variable of interest. For example, Total percent is the percent of all ED visits where the patient left before being seen. All percentages are calculated using weighted numbers. 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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