Table 2Top five principal diagnoses associated with violence-related hospitalizations, 2005*

Principal diagnosisType of violence**
Self-inflictedAssaultMaltreatment
Rank (R), number of hospital stays (N), (percentage of category-specific stays)
RN (%)RN (%)RN (%)
Poisoning by other medications and drugs165,700 (32.4%)
Poisoning by psychotropic agents248,200 (23.8%)
Mood disorders344,700 (22.1%)2700 (5.4%)
Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders46,500 (3.2%)
Substance-related disorders55,200 (2.6%)
Crushing injury or internal injury118,200 (19.2%)
Skull and face fractures215,000 (15.8%)5300 (2.5%)
Intracranial injury312,300 (13.0%)3600 (5.0%)
Open wounds of head, neck, and trunk49,400 (9.8%)
Open wounds of extremities55,200 (5.4%)
Other injuries and conditions due to external causes14,300 (33.3%)
Other complications of pregnancy4400 (3.1%)
*

Violence-related hospitalizations based on all-listed diagnoses. Excludes hospital stays for newborns.

**

Categories are not mutually exclusive, because each record can have more than one violence-related cause of injury code.

Includes conditions such as child physical abuse (49.8%), shaken infant syndrome (14.5%), adult maltreatment syndrome (10.8%), child neglect (5.6%), child sexual abuse (3.7%), and adult neglect (3.2%). Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2005.

Violence-related hospitalizations based on all-listed diagnoses. Excludes hospital stays for newborns.

Categories are not mutually exclusive, because each record can have more than one violence-related cause of injury code.

Includes conditions such as child physical abuse (49.8%), shaken infant syndrome (14.5%), adult maltreatment syndrome (10.8%), child neglect (5.6%), child sexual abuse (3.7%), and adult neglect (3.2%). Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2005.

From: Violence-Related Stays in U.S. Hospitals, 2005

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