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Maternal & Child Health Data

Emergency Room Visits, 2017

Definition: Emergency room visits gives the percentage of children aged 0–5 who visited the emergency room 1 or more times due to an accident or injury in the past 12 months. The full population sample, pooled from 2016-2017 data, includes non-institutionalized children in the United States aged 0–17 and is weighted to be representative of that subgroup of the U.S. population. These data are not directly comparable to those reported in earlier Yearbooks, due to changes in the administration and sampling for the National Survey of Children’s Health.

Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative. 2016-2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) data query. Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health supported by Cooperative Agreement U59MC27866 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCHB). Retrieved February 7, 2019 from www.childhealthdata.org