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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 165
Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seena, by race, United States, 2001-2002
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE  Percent SE
Total   1.7 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.7 0.3 1.6 0.3 * * * * * *
Age 0-17 1.8 0.2 1.7 0.2 2.2 0.4 * * * * * * * *
18-44 2.2 0.2 1.7 0.1 3.7 0.5 * * * * * * * *
45-64 1.2 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.9 0.4 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Female 1.8 0.2 1.4 0.1 2.8 0.4 * * * * * * * *
Male 1.7 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.5 0.3 * * * * * * * *
Payment source Private 1.1 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.8 0.2 * * * * * * * *
Medicare 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.1 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicaid 2.1 0.2 1.6 0.2 3.0 0.4 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 2.9 0.4 2.5 0.4 4.1 0.7 * * * * * * * *
Location MSA 1.9 0.2 1.6 0.1 2.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 * * * * * *
Non-MSA 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 * * * * * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of all ED visits where the patient left before being seen. All percentages are calculated using weighted numbers.

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

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

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