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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 188
Emergency department visits in which the patient left without being seen,a by race, United States, 2004-2005
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   1.97 0.12 1.82 0.13 2.53 0.23 * * * * * * * *
Age 0-17 2.03 0.22 2.16 0.29 1.80 0.29 * * * * * * * *
18-44 2.60 0.18 2.31 0.18 3.56 0.39 * * * * * * * *
45-64 1.44 0.13 1.26 0.13 1.96 0.32 * * * * * * * *
65 and over 0.75 0.11 0.75 0.12 * * * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 1.97 0.14 1.82 0.15 2.60 0.29 * * * * * * * *
Female 1.96 0.14 1.82 0.15 2.48 0.27 * * * * * * * *
Payment source Private 1.50 0.13 1.32 0.13 2.28 0.35 * * * * * * * *
Medicare 0.92 0.13 0.87 0.14 * * * * * * * * * *
Medicaid 1.84 0.17 1.97 0.23 1.67 0.24 * * * * * * * *
Uninsured 3.05 0.28 2.78 0.30 3.95 0.60 * * * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 2.17 0.13 2.05 0.14 2.67 0.24 * * * * * * * *
Non-MSA 0.71 0.16 0.68 0.17 * * * * * * * * * *

a Total percent is the percent of all emergency department visits where the patient left before being seen.

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

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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