Figure 1. Percentage of pediatric emergency department visits and pediatric population by age, 2010. This is a bar graph showing the percentage of treat-and-release ED visits and the percentage of ED visits resulting in hospital admission, compared to the percentage of the U.S. population younger than 18 years. Data are divided into age groups. Ages younger than 1 year. Treat-and-release ED visits, 11.9. ED visits resulting in hospital admission, 22.8. U.S. population, 5.3. Ages 1 through 4 years. Treat-and-release ED visits, 32.8. ED visits resulting in hospital admission, 26.3. U.S. population, 21.9. Ages 5 through 9 years. Treat-and-release ED visits, 20.5. ED visits resulting in hospital admission, 15.5. U.S. population, 27.5. Ages 10 through 14 years. Treat-and-release ED visits, 18.9. ED visits resulting in hospital admission, 16.8. U.S. population, 27,9. Ages 15 through 17 years. Treat-and-release ED visits, 16.0. ED visits resulting in hospital admission, 18.7. U.S. population, 17.4. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2010.

Figure 1Percentage of pediatric ED visits and pediatric population by age group, 2010

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), 2010

From: Overview of Children in the Emergency Department, 2010

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