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Figure: Over 70 Percent of Children Visit a Doctor's Office at Least Once During the Year

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Health care use for children under 18

Chart shows Healthcare Use For Children Under 18: Office visits, 71.5%; Hospital outpatient visits, 7.2%; Hospital inpatient stays, 2.9%; Emergency department visits, 12.9%; Dental visits, 42.5%; Prescription medicines, 58.3%.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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