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Major Causes of Hospitalization, by Age, 2005-2006

Major Causes of Hospitalization, by Age, 2005-2006
Age Group Cause Average Number of Discharges per Year
(in thousands)

Source II.6: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey

Ages 1-4 Diseases of the Respiratory System 251
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Immunity Diseases and Disorders 79
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 52
Injury 52
Diseases of the Digestive System 47
Ages 5-9 Diseases of the Respiratory System 92
Diseases of the Digestive System 52
Injury 41
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Immunity Diseases and Disorders 32
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases 21
Ages 10-14 Mental Disorders 107
Diseases of the Digestive System 74
Injury 50
Diseases of the Respiratory System 44
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Immunity Diseases and Disorders 29
Ages 15-19 Pregnancy/Childbirth 475
Mental Disorders 216
Injury 92
Diseases of the Digestive System 84
Diseases of the Respiratory System 43
Ages 20-21 Pregnancy/Childbirth 433
Mental Diosrders 67
Injury 39
Diseases of the Digestive System 36
Diseases of the Respiratory System 19

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