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Table 17. Top 10 Conditions with the Highest Number of In-Hospital Deaths by Age Group

Top 10 Conditions with the Highest Number of In-Hospital Deaths by Age Group Number of Deaths for this Condition by Age Group
  < 1 Year 1-17 Years 18-44 Years 45-64 Years 65-84 Years 85+ Years
Total Number of Discharges 4,751,226 1,710,673 10,122,694 8,022,877 10,489,917 2,702,131
Premature birth and low birthweight 12,977*          
Other conditions occurring around the time of birth 929          
Cardiac and circulatory birth defects 868          
Infant respiratory distress syndrome 319          
Other birth defects 267          
Adult respiratory failure or arrest 185 309 1,987 9,117 26,802 8,992
Septicemia (blood infection) 140 263 2,441 10,418 31,074 17,103
Other injuries 121 271        
Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia (lack of oxygen to baby in uterus or during birth) 113          
Cardiac arrest and ventricular fibrillation (uncoordinated contraction of heart)   150        
Pneumonia   345 2,014 8,507 36,280 23,654
Brain injury   1,151 4,369      
AIDS/HIV infection     3,693      
Complication of medical device, implant or graft   208        
Crushing injury or internal injury   197 1,811      
Leukemia (cancer of blood)   193        
Brain cancer and other nervous system cancer   147        
Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke)     2,650 11,163 31,173 14,926
Metastasis (spread of cancer or secondary cancer)     2,410 10,264 14,163  
Alcohol-related liver disease     1,427 4,131    
Congestive heart failure       4,686 25,309 15,695
Cancer of bronchial tubes and lung       6,860 13,305  
Other liver disease     1,133 4,264    
Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)       8,360 33,621 17,122
Aspiration pneumonitis (aspiration of stomach contents into lung)         16,703  
Fluid and electrolyte disorders (primarily dehydration and fluid overload)         8,706 5,588
Hip fracture           5,009
Gastrointestinal bleeding           4,367
Intestinal obstruction without hernia           3,329

* Includes 11,634 cases with principal diagnosis of newborn infant and secondary diagnosis of premature birth and low birthweight.

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