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Hospital stays for males and females by major reason, 2008. Column chart. Number of discharges in millions. Male discharges. Total discharges: 16.5. 41% of all discharges. Circulatory system: 3.1; perinatal (newborns): 2.3; respiratory system: 1.8; digestive system: 1.5; all other conditions: 7.8. Female discharges. Total discharges: 23.3. 58% of all discharges. Pregnancy and childbirth: 4.7; circulatory system: 2.8; perinatal (newborns): 2.1; respiratory system: 2.1; digestive system: 1.9; all other conditions: 9.6. Note: Reasons based on principal diagnosis defined by Major Diagnostic Category (MDC). Note: Excludes a small number of discharges (111,000 or 0.3%) with missing gender.
In 2008, males accounted for 16.5 million hospitalizations, while females experienced 23.3 million stays.
|Internet Citation: Facts and Figures 2008 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/factsandfigures/2008/exhibit1_3.jsp.|
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