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Table 4. Top 10 Principal Diagnoses by Age Group

Top 10 Principal Diagnoses* by Age Group Number of Discharges for this Condition (in thousands) by Age Group
  < 1 Year 1-17 Years 18-44 Years 45-64 Years 65-79 Years 80+ Years
Total number of discharges (in thousands) 4,751 1,711 10,123 8,023 7,912 5,280
Newborn infant 4,154          
Acute bronchitis 113 36        
Other conditions occurring around the time of birth 55          
Pneumonia 46 120 118 240 370 380
Hemolytic jaundice and perinatal jaundice (infant jaundice following birth) 39          
Fluid and electrolyte disorders (primarily dehydration and fluid overload) 25 75       178
Premature birth and low birthweight 22          
Urinary infections 19         148
Viral infection (not pneumonia, gastroenteritis, or HIV) 18          
Fever of unknown origin 17          
Asthma   128        
Appendicitis   74 140      
Affective or mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder)   60 347 175    
Epilepsy, convulsions   49        
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy   34        
Skin and subcutaneous tissue infections   32        
Other infections of upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, trachea)   30        
Spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders (back problems, disorders of intervertebral discs and bones in spinal column)     192 248    
Chest pain     171 402 219  
Schizophrenia     164      
Gallbladder disease     151      
Benign tumor of uterus     138      
Drug abuse disorders     128      
Diabetes mellitus with complications     123      
Hardening of the heart arteries and other heart disease       518 530 179
Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)       258 274 188
Congestive heart failure       214 410 395
Complication of medical device, implant, or graft       201    
Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)       186 276  
Chronic obstructive lung disease       178 285  
Cardiac dysrhythmias (irregular heart beat)         293 203
Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke)         212 194
Rehabilitation care, fitting of prostheses, and adjustment of devices         207 141
Hip fracture           185

* Excludes pregnancy-related conditions.

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