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Most Common Diagnosis Among Children and Adolescents Admitted for Illnesses*


Top 10 Principal Diagnoses

Diagnosis 1: Asthma
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 197

Diagnosis 2: Pneumonia
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 190

Diagnosis 3: Acute Bronchitis
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 141

Diagnosis 4: Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 88

Diagnosis 5: Appendicitis
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 71

Diagnosis 6: Affective Disorders (Depression)
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 63

Diagnosis 7: Other Upper Respiratory Infections
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 58

Diagnosis 8: Epilepsy, Convulsions
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 58

Diagnosis 9: Intestinal Infections
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 54

Diagnosis 10: Noninfectious Gastroenteritis
Total Number of Discharges (in thousands): 52

*Excludes newborns, neonates, and adolescent pregnancy.


Chart shows Who is Billed for Children's Hospital Stays? Northeast: Private, ~60%; Medicaid, ~32%; Uninsured, ~5%. Midwest: Private, ~57%; Medicaid, ~32%; Uninsured, ~5%. South: Private, ~46%; Medicaid, ~42%; Uninsured, ~6%. West: Private, ~50%; Medicaid, ~41%; Uninsured, ~4%.

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