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SECTION 2: INPATIENT HOSPITAL STAYS BY DIAGNOSIS
- Conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, and liveborn infants were the most frequent reasons for hospitalization, accounting for nearly one in four discharges (23 percent) in 2008.
- Stays with a principal diagnosis of previous C-section nearly doubled (up 96 percent) between 1997 and 2008.
- Stays with a principal diagnosis of high blood pressure during pregnancy increased by 22 percent during this period.
- Pneumonia (2.9 percent of all discharges) and congestive heart failure (2.6 percent) were the most common reasons for hospitalization.
- Between 1997 and 2008, stays for osteoarthritis increased 118 percent and stays for septicemia increased by 91 percent.
- Mood disorders was ranked as the fifth most common condition in 1997 and 2008, but increased nearly 30 percent over this time period.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was the ninth ranked condition in 2008 and increased 30 percent since 1997.
- Complication of device, implant or graft increased 39 percent from 1997 to 2008 and was the tenth ranked condition in 2008.
- Hospital stays for acute myocardial infarction declined 12 percent and stays for acute cerebrovascular disease declined 8 percent from 1997 to 2008.
- Asthma stays declined 35 percent among children 1-17 years between 1997 and 2008, while stays for skin and subcutaneous tissue infections increased 97 percent.
- Mood disorders was the third most common diagnosis for children 1-17 and adults 18-44 years.
- Among adults 85 and older, hospitalizations for septicemia (up 95 percent) and urinary tract infections (up 81 percent) increased at more than twice the rate of all hospitalizations for this age group between 1997 and 2008.
- Osteoarthritis more than tripled among adults 45-64 and increased 73 percent among adults 65-84.
- Spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders, and other back problems increased 51 percent for 45-64 year olds between 1997 and 2008.
- Medicaid accounted for 41 percent of all liveborn infant discharges in 2008. Three of the most common conditions with Medicaid as the primary payer were pregnancy and childbirth-related; altogether, stays for these conditions made up approximately 30 percent of all Medicaid stays.
- Three of the most common conditions for uninsured hospital stays increased from 1997 to 2008: mood disorders (44 percent), non-specific chest pain (73 percent), and skin and subcutaneous tissue infections (138 percent).