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Visits to the Emergency Room Among Children Under Age 18, by Poverty Status,* 2008

Visits to the Emergency Room Among Children Under Age 18, by Poverty Status, 2008
Number of visits Percent of children
Total Below poverty threshold Above poverty threshold

*The U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,025 in 2008

Source I.7: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey

No visits 78.8 71.2 80.6
1-3 visits 19.8 25.7 18.5
4 or more visits 1.3 3.0 1.0

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