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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population less than 18 years of age.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators.


1.64 Pediatric gastroenteritis admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population age less than 18 years, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000.

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.


U. S. population, children under age 18.


Pediatric discharges under age 18 with a principal diagnosis for gastroenteritis (see comments), excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions.


Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.

ICD-9-CM code included in numerator are: 008.61-008.67, 008.69, 008.8, 009.0-009.3, and 558.9.

Although not all states participate in the HCUP database, it is weighted to give national estimates using weights based on all U.S. community, non-rehabilitation hospitals in the American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals.

This table was created using version 2.1 of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 6 in the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software documentation.

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