Table 2Top 10 injuries resulting in hospitalization, by age, 2004*

Principal diagnosisAge Group (in years)
0–1718–4445–6465+
Rank (R), Number of injuries (N) (Percentage of age-specific injury stays)
RN (%)RN (%)RN (%)RN (%)
Hip fracture627,800
(7.2%)
1266,000
(38.1%)
Leg fracture131,700
(15.0%)
195,500
(16.1%)
180,300
(20.7%)
375,800
(10.9%)
Spine, rib and pelvis fractures641,500
(7.0%)
336,500
(9.4%)
2102,400
(14.7%)
Intracranial (brain) injury329,200
(13.8%)
362,200
(10.5%)
435,200
(9.1%)
459,100
(8.5%)
Arm fracture230,800
(14.6%)
739,300
(6.6%)
533,300
(8.6%)
557,500
(8.2%)
Poisoning by medications other than psychiatric medications417,500
(8.3%)
275,500
(12.7%)
237,900
(9.8%)
1016,900
(2.4%)
Crushing injury or internal injury616,600
(7.9%)
459,200
(10.0%)
725,700
(6.6%)
917,200
(2.5%)
Poisoning by psychiatric drugs545,700
(7.7%)
821,000
(5.4%)
Other injuries516,700
(7.9%)
1013,300
(3.4%)
718,400
(2.6%)
Superficial injury, bruise627,800
(4.0%)
Open wounds of arms and legs107,300
(3.4%)
830,500
(5.1%)
Skull and face fractures712,000
(5.7%)
927,300
(4.6%)
Sprains and strains915,500
(4.0%)
817,900
(2.6%)
Open wounds of head, neck, and trunk97,600
(3.6%)
1021,700
(3.7%)
Burns88,700
(4.1%)
Total top 10178,100
(80.5%)
597,500
(85.4%)
326,700
(84.4%)
659,100
(94.4%)
*

Based on principal diagnosis.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2004.

Based on principal diagnosis.

From: Common Injuries That Result in Hospitalization, 2004

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