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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

QuickStats
FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS

Emergency Department Visit Rates* Related to Mental Health Disorders,† by
Age Group and Sex - National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey,
United States,§ 2016-2018
100
Overall

Annual visits per 1,000 people

90

Female

Male

80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Overall

<18

18-44

45-64

≥65

Age group (yrs)
* Visit rates are based on the July 1, 2016-July 1, 2018, estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population
as developed by the U.S. Census Bureau Population Division; 95% confidence intervals are indicated with
error bars.
† Visits related to mental health disorder are defined as all emergency department visits with any listed diagnosis
of a mental health disorder, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification codes
F01-F99.
§ Based on a sample of visits to emergency departments in noninstitutional general and short-stay hospitals,
exclusive of federal, military, and Veterans Administration hospitals, that are located in the 50 states and the
District of Columbia.

During 2016-2018, there were 43.9 emergency department visits per 1,000 persons per year with a diagnosis of a mental health
disorder. Rates were lowest among children and adolescents aged <18 years (12.8) and highest for adults aged 18-44 years (64.9).
Rates declined with age for adults aged 18-44 to ≥65 years (32.2). Overall and for each age group, there were no statistically
significant differences by sex.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2016-2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/
ahcd_questionnaires.htm.
Reported by: Loredana Santo, MD, lsanto@cdc.gov, 301-458-4122; Zachary Peters, MPH; Carol DeFrances, PhD.

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