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Table 2 Diagnoses and treatments received, 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 percentage Weighted percentage 95% confidence interval
Incident type
 Minor incidentA 10,089 36.1 34.9–37.4
 Major incidentB 5673 20.3 19.3–21.3
 No incident 16,087 57.6 56.3–58.8
 Could not be determined 426 1.5 1.2–1.9
Treatment received
 Repeat abortion or uterine reaspiration 8994 32.2 31.0–33.4
 IV medications 3838 13.7 12.9–14.6
 Non-IV medications 2072 7.4 6.8–8.1
 Unspecified type medication 232 0.8 0.6–1.1
 Type of medication
  Pain 2912 10.4 9.7–11.2
  Nausea 2080 7.4 6.8–8.1
  Antibiotics 895 3.2 2.8–3.7
  Other 1361 4.9 4.3–5.5
 Blood transfusion 1397 5.0 4.5–5.6
 Surgery 267 1.0 0.7–1.2
 Observation care only 14,126 50.6 49.3–51.9
 Other treatmentC 81 0.3 0.1–0.5
Discharge status
 Routine discharge from ED 20,992 75.1 74.0–76.2
 Admission to hospital 6136 22.0 20.9–23.0
 Transferred to other medical facility 464 1.7 1.4–2.0
 Left against medical advice 277 1.0 0.8–1.3
 Other or unknown 57 0.2 0.1–0.4
 Death 15 0.05 0.02–0.2
  1. ED emergency department, IV intravenous
  2. AMinor incident includes all other incidents that involved an abortion-related diagnosis or treatment, such as those requiring medication or repeat procedure
  3. BMajor incident includes those requiring overnight inpatient stay, blood transfusion, or surgery
  4. COther treatments include suture of laceration to the cervix, laminaria insertion, and abscess drainage