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Top 10 Uninsured Principal Diagnoses in U.S. Hospitals

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Principal Diagnoses Number of Discharges in Thousands) Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured
1. Infants born in the hospital 191 5.0
2. Pneumonia 51 4.0
3. Alcohol-related mental disorders 47 19.3
4. Depression (affective disorders) 45 7.6
5. Substance-related mental disorders 43 22.5
6. Hardening of the arteries of the heart (coronary atherosclerosis) 41 2.8
7. Nonspecific chest pain 40 7.3
8. Asthma 34 7.9
9. Diabetes mellitus with complications 31 7.5
10. Trauma to perineum due to childbirth 30 4.1

Source: Hospitalization in the United States, 1997 (HCUP Fact Book No. 1), AHRQ Publication No. 00-0031, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2000.


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