Schizophrenia-Related Emergency Department Visits

Notes: Among adults aged 18–64 years.
1 Visit rate is significantly different (p < 0.05) for men compared with women of the same age group, based on a two-tailed t test.
2 Visit rate is significantly different (p < 0.05) compared with all persons aged 18–29, based on a two-tailed t test.
3 Visit rate is significantly different (p < 0.05) compared with men aged 50–64, based on a two-tailed t test.
4 Visit rate is significantly different (p < 0.05) compared with all persons aged 50–64, based on a two-tailed t test.
Figure is based on 3-year averages. Emergency department visits related to schizophrenia are defined as code 295 of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification for any of the up to three collected visit diagnoses. Data are based on a sample of 551 emergency department visits related to schizophrenia made during 2009–2011, representing an average weighted total of 382,000 visits per year. Visit rates are based on the set of estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States, as developed by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division.

Data Source: CDC/NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2009–2011.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics: Emergency Department Visits Related to Schizophrenia Among Adults Aged 18–64: United States, 2009–2011