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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 222
Emergency department visits per 100 population,a by race, United States, 2003-2004
        Single race    
    Total White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN Multiple races
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total 39.1 1.3 36.2 1.3 69.1 3.5 17.4 1.6 86.8 25.9 24.9 5.4 5.5 1.2
Age 0-17 38.4 1.9 36.1 2.0 60.5 4.5 20.9 2.0 * * 26.4 7.5 4.1 1.1
18-44 41.8 1.5 38.5 1.5 77.8 4.2 15.1 1.6 * * 23.3 4.7 6.0 1.5
45-64 30.7 1.0 27.8 1.1 61.3 3.3 14.1 1.6 89.8 24.4 24.5 5.8 * *
65 and over 48.3 1.7 46.1 1.7 79.9 5.6 28.7 4.6 * * * * * *
Gender Female 41.2 1.4 38.1 1.4 72.3 4.0 17.8 1.7 88.4 23.8 25.4 5.5 5.7 1.4
Male 36.8 1.2 34.3 1.3 65.4 3.2 16.9 1.8 * * 24.4 5.8 5.4 1.2
Residence location MSA 39.0 1.6 DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA
Non-MSA 39.5 4.0 DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA DNA

a Estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population used in calculating visit rates by age, sex, race, and geographic region are from special tabulations developed by the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, using the July 1, 2003 and July 1, 2004 set of State population estimates and reflect Census 2000 data.

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

DNA: Data are not analyzed.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

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

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