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Table 3. Ten Most Common Comorbidities

Ten Most Common Comorbidities Percent of Discharges with Comorbidity
Non-Safety-NetSecondary Safety-Net Safety-Net
Percent Rank Percent Rank Percent Rank
Hypertension (high blood pressure) 31.5 1 29.7 1 27.4 1
Chronic pulmonary disease 12.8 2 12.9 3 10.9 4
Fluid and electrolyte disorders 12.5 3 13.1 2 11.2 3
Diabetes without complications 12.4 4 12.2 4 11.6 2
Deficiency anemias 8.6 5 8.4 5 8.0 5
Hypothyroidism 6.2 6 5.3 7 4.1 8
Congestive heart failure 6.0 7 6.0 6 4.8 6
Depression 5.4 8 4.9 8 4.0 9
Other neurological disorders 4.3 9 4.4 9 4.1 7
Obesity 4.0 10 3.9 10    
Alcohol abuse         3.6 10

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