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Top 10 Uninsured Principal Diagnoses in U.S. Hospitals

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Principal Diagnosis: 1. Infants born in the hospital
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 191
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 5.0

Principal Diagnosis: 2. Pneumonia
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 51
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 4.0

Principal Diagnosis: 3. Alcohol-related mental disorders
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 47
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 19.3

Principal Diagnosis: 4. Depression (affective disorders)
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 45
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 7.6

Principal Diagnosis: 5. Substance-related mental disorders
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 43
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 22.5

Principal Diagnosis: 6. Hardening of the arteries of the heart (coronary atherosclerosis)
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 41
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 2.8

Principal Diagnosis: 7. Nonspecific chest pain
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 40
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 7.3

Principal Diagnosis: 8. Asthma
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 34
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 7.9

Principal Diagnosis: 9. Diabetes mellitus with complications
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 31
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 7.5

Principal Diagnosis: 10. Trauma to perineum due to childbirth
Number of Discharges (in Thousands): 30
Percent of All Hospital Stays for Condition that Are Uninsured: 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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