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Table 7. Top 10 Comorbidities by Age Group

Top 10 Comorbidities 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
Fluid and electrolyte disorders (primarily dehydration and fluid overload) 80 181 601 1,010 1,312 1,219
Iron deficiency and other anemia 17 47 519 665 921 827
Chronic obstructive lung disease 14 121 509 1,176 1,727 1,032
Other neurological disorders 9 51     435 522
Coagulation and bleeding disorders 8 18        
Weight loss 5          
Valvular disease 4         328
Hypertension (high blood pressure) 2   835 3,253 4,220 2,777
Hypothyroidism 2     486 752 671
Congestive heart failure 2     354 819 924
Paralysis   43        
Affective or mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder)   33 406 563    
Drug abuse disorders   27 484      
Psychoses   24        
Obesity   19 339 603    
Alcohol abuse disorders     404 431    
Diabetes mellitus     368 1,424 1,772 873
Chronic blood loss anemia     320      
Peripheral vascular disease         554 356
Renal failure         459  

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