Table 2Hospitalizations for specific types of eating disorder

1999–2000
Average over 1999 and 2000
2005–2006
Average over 2005 and 2006
2007–2008
Average over 2007 and 2008
2008–2009
Average over 2008 and 2009
Percentage Change from 1999–2000 to 2008–2009
Eating disorder discharges with a principal or a secondary diagnosis23,80728,15530,75429,53324%***
Specific types of eating disorders:
Anorexia nervosa8,932 (38%)10,413 (37%)10,986 (36%)10,108 (34%)13%***
Bulimia nervosa7,286 (31%)6,770 (24%)6,762 (22%)6,257 (21%)−14%***
Psychogenic vomiting702 (3%)707 (3%)634 (2%)576 (2%)−18%***
Pica964 (4%)1,350 (5%)1,777 (6%)1,862 (6%)93%***
Other/unspecified eating disorders7,330 (31%)10,338 (37%)11,501 (37%)11,406 (39%)56%***

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 percent since a patient may have more than one type of eating disorder.

***

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, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

From: An Update on Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders, 1999 to 2009

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