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A new study looks at the typical emergency room patient -- and finds those with health insurance are just as likely as those without coverage to make a visit.

The report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics looked at which groups of people use hospital ERs.

Older adults, African-Americans, poor people and those on medicaid had more visits than other groups.

Overall -- about one in five people have been to the ER in the past year.

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