Table 115Occupancy rates in community hospitals and average annual percent change, according to geographic division and State: United States, selected years 1960–2003
[Data are based on reporting by a census of hospitals]
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Geographic division and State 1960 1,2 1970 1 1980 1 1990 3 2000 3 2003 3 1960–70 1,2 1970–80 1 1980–90 4 1990–2000 3 2000–03 3
Occupancy rate5Average annual percent change
United States7577756764660.3−0.3−1.1−0.51.0
New England7580807470720.60.0−0.8−0.60.9
 Connecticut7883807775770.6−0.4−0.4−0.30.9
 Maine7373757264600.00.3−0.4−1.2−2.1
 Massachusetts7680827471750.50.2−1.0−0.41.8
 New Hampshire6773736759620.90.0−0.9−1.31.7
 Rhode Island7683867972750.90.4−0.8−0.91.4
 Vermont6976746767621.0−0.3−1.00.0−2.6
Middle Atlantic7882838174740.50.1−0.2−0.90.0
 New Jersey7883838069740.60.0−0.4−1.52.4
 New York7983868679780.50.40.0−0.8−0.4
 Pennsylvania7682807368690.8−0.2−0.9−0.70.5
East North Central7880776561630.3−0.4−1.7−0.61.1
 Illinois7679756660640.4−0.5−1.3−0.92.2
 Indiana8080786156580.0−0.3−2.4−0.91.2
 Michigan8181786665660.0−0.4−1.7−0.20.5
 Ohio8182796561620.1−0.4−1.9−0.60.5
 Wisconsin747374656062−0.10.1−1.3−0.81.1
West North Central7274716260610.3−0.4−1.3−0.30.6
 Iowa737269625859−0.1−0.4−1.1−0.70.6
 Kansas6971695653560.3−0.3−2.1−0.51.9
 Minnesota7274746767690.30.0−1.00.01.0
 Missouri7679756258620.4−0.5−1.9−0.72.2
 Nebraska6670675859580.6−0.4−1.40.2−0.6
 North Dakota716769646059−0.60.3−0.7−0.6−0.6
 South Dakota6666616265620.0−0.80.20.5−1.6
South Atlantic7578766765680.4−0.3−1.3−0.31.5
 Delaware7079827775811.20.4−0.6−0.32.6
 District of Columbia817883757473−0.40.6−1.0−0.1−0.5
 Florida7476726261650.3−0.5−1.5−0.22.1
 Georgia7277706663670.7−0.9−0.6−0.52.1
 Maryland7479847973750.70.6−0.6−0.80.9
 North Carolina7479787370710.7−0.1−0.7−0.40.5
 South Carolina777677716973−0.10.1−0.8−0.31.9
 Virginia7881786768690.4−0.4−1.50.10.5
 West Virginia7579766361620.5−0.4−1.9−0.30.5
East South Central7278756359610.8−0.4−1.7−0.71.1
 Alabama7180736360621.2−0.9−1.5−0.51.1
 Kentucky7380776262620.9−0.4−2.10.00.0
 Mississippi6374715959571.6−0.4−1.80.0−1.1
 Tennessee7678766456610.3−0.3−1.7−1.32.9
West South Central6973705858620.6−0.4−1.90.02.2
 Arkansas7074706259580.6−0.6−1.2−0.5−0.6
 Louisiana6874705756600.8−0.6−2.0−0.22.3
 Oklahoma7173685856590.3−0.7−1.6−0.41.8
 Texas6873705759630.7−0.4−2.00.32.2
Mountain7071706161640.1−0.1−1.40.01.6
 Arizona747374626368−0.10.1−1.80.22.6
 Colorado817472645865−0.9−0.3−1.2−1.03.9
 Idaho5666655653561.7−0.2−1.5−0.51.9
 Montana6066666167661.00.0−0.80.9−0.5
 Nevada7173696071710.3−0.6−1.41.70.0
 New Mexico6570665858580.7−0.6−1.30.00.0
 Utah7074705956570.6−0.6−1.7−0.50.6
 Wyoming6163575456530.3−1.0−0.50.4−1.8
Pacific7171696465670.0−0.3−0.70.21.0
 Alaska5459585057540.9−0.2−1.51.3−−1.8
 California747169646669−0.4−0.3−0.70.31.5
 Hawaii6276758576722.1−0.11.3−1.1−1.8
 Oregon6669695759590.40.0−1.90.30.0
 Washington6370726360611.10.3−1.3−0.50.6
1

Data exclude facilities for the mentally retarded. See Appendix II, Hospital.

2

1960 data include hospital units of institutions such as prisons and college infirmaries.

3

Starting with 1990, data exclude hospital units of institutions, facilities for the mentally retarded, and alcoholism and chemical dependency hospitals. See Appendix II, Hospital.

4

1990 data used in this calculation (not shown in table) exclude only facilities for the mentally retarded, consistent with exclusions from 1980 data.

5

Estimated percent of staffed beds that are occupied. See Appendix II, Occupancy rate.

NOTE: Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: American Hospital Association (AHA): Hospitals. JAHA 35(15):383–430, 1961. (Copyright 1961: Used with permission of AHA); AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals, 1970 and 1980 unpublished; Hospital Statistics 1991–92, 2001–2005 Editions. Chicago (Copyrights 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005: Used with permission of Health Forum LLC, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association).

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