Distribution of mental or substance abuse hospitalizations in the U.S. 2016, by age

This statistic depicts the distribution of mental and substance abuse disorder (MSUD) hospital admissions in the U.S. in 2016, by age. According to the data, among those with a principal MSUD diagnosis 49.2 percent were between the ages of 18 and 44 years.

Distribution of U.S. mental and substance abuse hospital admissions in 2016, by age

Principal MSUD diagnosisSecondary MSUD diagnosis
5-17 years7.9%1.2%
18-44 years49.2%21.2%
45-64 years34.6%38.1%
65-74 years5.7%19.6%
75 years and older2.6%19.9%
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

MSUD = Mental and/or substance use disorders

Stays with a principal MSUD diagnosis are mutually exclusive from those with a secondary MSUD diagnosis. Population rates are based on population estimates for individuals aged 5 years and older. Population data were obtained from Claritas.

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