TABLE 1

Number of Cases and National Estimates of ED Visits for ADEs by Children Aged <6 Years, United States, 2004–2013

CharacteristicED Visits: Unsupervised Medication ExposuresED Visits: ADEs After Caregiver Administration
Cases10-Year National EstimateCases10-Year National Estimate
NNo.%95% CINNo.%95% CI
Age, y
 <1 76436 5295.75.0–6.44129194 64131.229.5–33.0
 1 4158202 95231.730.2–33.23520161 30925.924.1–27.7
 2 5016243 59838.137.0–39.1161274 10411.911.2–12.6
 3 2094102 10916.014.9–17.0128458 1579.38.5–10.2
 4 87439 5356.25.6–6.7165575 44812.110.8–13.4
 5 36215 4382.42.0–2.8134459 7229.68.3–10.9
Gendera
 Female6279304 20347.546.3–48.76226291 22246.745.6–47.8
 Male6986335 73152.451.3–53.67316332 00953.352.1–54.4
Dispositionb
 Admitted, transferred, or held for observation3530118 73918.514.1–23.0163437 672c6.02.7–9.4
 Treated and released or left against medical advice9735521 31481.477.0–85.911 908585 69394.090.6–97.3
Total 10-year estimate13 268640 161100.013 544623 381100.0
  • Estimates are based on the NEISS-CADES project, 2004 through 2013.

  • a Patient gender was missing for 3 cases involving unsupervised exposure and 2 cases of ADEs after caregiver administration.

  • b Disposition was missing for 3 cases involving unsupervised exposure and 2 cases of ADEs after caregiver administration.

  • c Coefficient of variation = 31.1%.