10 states where people visit ERs the most

There has been a slight dip in the percentage of people seeking emergency room visits across the country — 19.8 percent of U.S. residents reported visiting the ER in 2011, compared with 18.3 percent in 2015, according to State Health Compare.


Based on data gathered from the National Center for Health Statistics' National Health Interview Survey, Kentucky has the largest percentage of its population reporting ER visits in 2015.

Here are the 10 states with the highest percentage of residents who visited the ER in 2015 among the civilian non-institutionalized population.

1. Kentucky: 25.5 percent
2. West Virginia: 25.1 percent
3. Ohio: 24.3 percent
4. Missouri: 24 percent
5. New Mexico: 23.5 percent
6. Michigan: 23.1 percent
7. Maine: 22.8 percent
8. Vermont: 22.4 percent
9. Virginia: 22.3 percent
10. District of Columbia: 21.9 percent

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Utah has the lowest percentage of its population visiting the ER, at 9.8 percent.

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