Percentage of adults with at least one emergency room visit U.S. 2017, by MSA status

This statistic shows the percentage of adults with at least one hospital emergency room visit in the past twelve months in the U.S. in 2017, by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status. In 2017, 18.4 percent of adults who did not live in an MSA indicated that they had visited a hospital emergency department at least once in the past twelve months.

Percentage of adults with at least one hospital emergency room visit in the past 12 months in the U.S. in 2017, by metropolitan statistical area status*

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

19,408 respondents

Age group

18-64 years

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

*Percentages are adjusted for age, sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity, health insurance status, poverty level, state Medicaid expansion status, and health status. A usual place to go for medical care does not include a hospital emergency room.
Original question: “During the past 12 months, how many times have you gone to a hospital emergency room about your own health?”
MSA: metropolitan statistical area. Large MSA: population of 1 million or more. Small MSA: population of less than 1 million.

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