* The Y axis of each graph represents the best scale for the maximum number of hospitalizations for that State for that hospitalization type. Be aware of differences in the Y axis when comparing graphs: the scale will not necessarily be comparable. This is particularly true when comparing the same statistic for two different States. The Y axis for a State with a large population may rise from 0 to >100,000, whereas the Y axis for a less populous State might cover 0 to 40,000 or less. It is not possible to visually equalize the Y axis scale between disparate States without losing meaningful resolution for less populous States. The actual numbers are provided in the underlying tables if further calculations are needed for scaled comparisons or percentages.