Child Health USA 2006
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Health Status > Children

Hospital Discharge Trends

Since 1985, overall hospital discharge rates for children aged 1 to 14 have declined by 33 percent.

Between 1985 and 2004, hospital discharge rates for diseases of the respiratory system declined 44 percent for children in this age group.

Three diagnostic categories (respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, and injury) accounted for 44 percent of discharges among children aged 1 to 14 years in 2004.


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Child Health USA 2006 is not copyrighted. Readers are free to duplicate and use all or part of the information contained on this page. Suggested Citation: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Child Health USA 2006. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006.