Top principal diagnoses for hospital inpatients among U.S. children based on number in 2012

Leading diagnoses in hospitalizations by number among U.S. children 2012 This statistic displays the most common principal diagnoses for nonneonatal and nonmaternal hospital inpatient stays among U.S. children, aged 0 to 17 years, in 2012. During this year, 69,900 hospital stays among children were due to epilepsy or convulsions. Hospitalizations among children seem to have become more common among children with chronic conditions. Majority of hospitalizations among children were infants and newborns.
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Number of hospital stays
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis and sexually transmited diseases)124,900
Acute bronchitis123,600
Asthma123,100
Mood disorders106,600
Appendicitis and other appendiceal conditions71,900
Epilepsy, convulsions69,900
Skin and subcutaneous tissue infections59,300
Fluid and electrolyte disorders47,600
Maintenance chemotherapy, radiotherapy41,500
Urinary tract infections41,200
Number of hospital stays
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis and sexually transmited diseases)124,900
Acute bronchitis123,600
Asthma123,100
Mood disorders106,600
Appendicitis and other appendiceal conditions71,900
Epilepsy, convulsions69,900
Skin and subcutaneous tissue infections59,300
Fluid and electrolyte disorders47,600
Maintenance chemotherapy, radiotherapy41,500
Urinary tract infections41,200
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This statistic displays the most common principal diagnoses for nonneonatal and nonmaternal hospital inpatient stays among U.S. children, aged 0 to 17 years, in 2012. During this year, 69,900 hospital stays among children were due to epilepsy or convulsions. Hospitalizations among children seem to have become more common among children with chronic conditions. Majority of hospitalizations among children were infants and newborns.
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Release date
December 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
2012
Age group
0-17 years
Supplementary notes
This table is limited to nonmaternal and nonneonatal stays in the child populations. Principal diagnosis is identified using Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) diagnosis categories.
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