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Table 3.10
Percent of emergency department visits where patient was admitted to the hospital or transferred to other facility whose emergency department visit was greater than or equal to 6 hours,a United States, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005
Population group 2004-2005 2000-2001
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   27.2 1.3 25.9 1.2
Age 0-17 18.4 2.0 19.4 2.3
18-44 30.8 1.6 28.4 1.6
45-64 29.2 1.7 27.0 1.9
65 and over 25.7 1.6 25.4 1.4
Race White only 26.5 1.4 24.4 1.4
Black only 29.9 1.7 34.5 1.8
Asian only 35.2 4.1 20.8 3.6
AI/AN only DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 25.7 1.4 25.0 1.5
Female 28.7 1.5 26.8 1.3
Payment source Private 26.5 1.5 27.3 1.5
Medicare 25.4 1.7 24.8 1.5
Medicaid 29.0 2.1 28.4 2.1
Uninsured 32.1 2.5 25.2 2.5
Location MSA 29.7 1.4 28.5 1.3
Non-MSA 11.4 2.1 13.7 2.1

a The NHAMCS ED question is "Visit Disposition" where disposition is admit to hospital, or admit to ICU/CCU, or transfer to other facility.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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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