Table 3Principal diagnosis for hospital stays with a secondary diagnosis of obesity, 2004 versus 2009

RankPrincipal diagnosisPercentage of stays with this principal diagnosis among stays with obesity as a secondary diagnosis
2004200920042009Percentage change
41Osteoarthritis4.45.627%
32Congestive heart failure; nonhypertensive5.64.7−15%
13Coronary atherosclerosis and other heart disease6.84.3−37%
24Nonspecific chest pain5.83.7−36%
55Skin and subcutaneous tissue infections3.63.73%
106Cardiac dysrhythmias2.53.120%
87Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis or sexually transmitted disease)2.93.16%
148Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis2.23.034%
69Mood disorders3.22.7−14%
710Acute myocardial infarction3.12.7−13%

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2004, 2009

From: Obesity-Related Hospitalizations, 2004 versus 2009

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