Mexico: number of hospital discharges 2017, by diagnosis

In 2017, there were more than 5.9 million hospital discharges in Mexico, out of which over two million (around 35 percent) were hospitalizations due to pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium. Diseases of the digestive system was the second leading diagnosis for hospital discharges in Mexico, with more than 715 thousand hospitalizations.

Most common diagnosis for hospital discharge in Mexico in 2017

Number of discharges in thousands
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 2,043.85
Diseases of the digestive system 715.54
Diseases of the genitourinary system 508.61
Injury, poisoning and other consequences of external causes 433.8
Neoplasms 416.12
Diseases of the respiratory system 272.96
Diseases of the circulatory system 265.82
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period 205.83
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 197.03
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services 180.35
Diseases of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 130.01
Infectious and parasitic diseases 124.62
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 90.69
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 84.39
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, n.e.c. 82.89
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 66.31
Diseases of the nervous system 63.29
Mental and behavioural disorders 47.28
Diseases of the blood and bloodforming organs 38.59
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 10.05
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


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The values have been rounded.

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