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Table 1 Characteristics of abortion-related emergency department visits, 2009–2013 weighted n = 27,941

From: Abortion-related emergency department visits in the United States: An analysis of a national emergency department sample

  Weighted N Weighted % Abortion patients in the U.S., 2014% [15]
Total 27,941 100 100
Patient characteristics
 Age
  15–19 3605 12.9 11.7
  20–24 9686 34.7 33.6
  25–29 6952 24.9 26.5
  30–39 6809 24.4 25.0
  40–49 888 0.3 3.1
 Primary payer
  Private insurance 8787 31.4 31.3
  Medicaid 12,624 45.2 34.6
  Medicare 410 1.5
  Self-pay 4764 17.1 27.6A
  No charge 188 0.7
  Other 1049 3.8 6.5B
  Missing 118 0.4
 Urban/rural residence
  Urban 25,435 91.0  
  Rural 2401 8.6  
  Missing 104 0.4  
 Zip code-based national income quartile
  First quartile (low) 7686 27.5 65.3C
  Second quartile 7014 25.1
  Third quartile 7082 25.3 21.7
  Fourth quartile (high) 5721 20.5
  Missing 437 1.6 13.0
 Comorbidities
  Diabetes 415 1.5  
  Hypertension 879 3.1  
  Overweight/obese BMI 507 1.8  
Hospital characteristics
 Region
  Northeast 4539 16.2  
  Midwest 4627 16.6  
  South 9912 35.5  
  West 8862 31.7  
 Trauma level of hospital
  Level I or II 9429 33.7  
  Nontrauma or level III 17,537 62.8  
  Not specified 974 3.5  
 Urban/rural location of hospital
  Urban 25,796 92.3  
  Rural 2145 7.7  
Visit characteristics
 ED visit day
  Weekday 20,640 73.9  
  Weekend 7301 26.1  
 ED visit season
  Fall 5628 20.1  
  Winter 5989 21.4  
  Spring 6343 22.7  
  Summer 6174 22.1  
  Missing 3808 13.6  
 Year
  2009 5350 19.1  
  2010 5899 21.1  
  2011 5448 19.5  
  2012 5627 20.1  
  2013 5617 20.1  
 Total ED charges
   <$1000 2643 9.5  
  $1000–$1999 4290 15.4  
  $2000–$4999 7188 25.7  
  $5000–$9999 3083 11.0  
  $10,000+ 2407 8.6  
  Missing 8330 29.8  
  1. BMI body mass index, ED Emergency department
  2. ADefined as no coverage
  3. BDefined as had either insurance through Healthcare.gov or a different type of insurance
  4. CDefined as poor (<100% federal poverty level) or low income (<200% federal poverty level). At the time of the study, the national income median was approximately equal to 200% federal poverty level