Table 2Hospitalizations for Specific Eating Disorder Categories

1999–2000

Average over 1999 and 2000
2005–2006

Average over 2005 and 2006
Percentage Change
All Diagnoses
Total Discharges23,80728,15518%***
Eating Disorder Categories:
Anorexia Nervosa8,932 (38%)10,413 (37%)17%
Bulimia Nervosa7,286 (31%)6,770 (24%)−7%***
Psychogenic Vomiting700 (3%)707 (3%)1%**
Pica958 (4%)1,350 (5%)41%***
Other/Unspecified Eating Disorders7,328 (31%)10,338 (37%)41%***

Note: Percentage changes are based on unrounded numbers. Percentages in parentheses are the within-group distribution. Note that the distribution percentages for specific categories may add up to more than 100% since a patient may have more than one eating disorder type.

***

Statistically different from zero at the 99 percent level.

**

Statistically different from zero at the 95 percent level.

*

Statistically different from zero at the 90 percent level.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1999, 2000, 2005, and 2006.

Statistically different from zero at the 99 percent level.

Statistically different from zero at the 95 percent level.

From: Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders from 1999 to 2006

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet].

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