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Figure 4. Hospital Stays and U.S. Population, by Age

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Figure 4. Hospital Stays and U.S. Population, by Age (Text Description)

Percent of Adult Hospital Stays for U.S. Adult Population, by Age Group (in years)


  • MHSA-related stays: 30.1%
  • Non-MHSA related stays: 33.0%
  • U.S. adult population, 2004: 51.4%


  • MHSA-related stays: 29.7%
  • Non-MHSA related stays: 25.9%
  • U.S. adult population, 2004: 32.1%


  • MHSA-related stays: 19.6%
  • Non-MHSA related stays: 25.7%
  • U.S. adult population, 2004: 11.8%


  • MHSA-related stays: 20.6%
  • Non-MHSA related stays: 15.4%
  • U.S. adult population, 2004: 4.7%

Source for U.S. population figures: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population by Sex and Five-Year Age Groups for the United States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (NC-EST2005-01) and related data file; released May 10, 2006.

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