Table 94Discharges, days of care, and average length of stay in nonfederal short-stay hospitals, by selected characteristics: United States, selected years 1980 through 2009–2010

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2012.htm#094.

[Data are based on a sample of hospital records]

Characteristic1980119851199019952000200520072009–20102
Discharges per 10,000 population
Total, age-adjusted 31,744.51,522.31,252.41,180.21,132.81,162.41,124.01,125.1
Total, crude1,676.81,484.11,222.71,157.41,128.31,174.41,143.91,160.3
Age
Under 18 years756.5614.0463.5423.7402.6411.0376.7336.2
 Under 1 year2,317.62,137.91,915.31,977.62,027.61,949.31,639.31,542.6
 1–4 years864.6650.2466.9457.1458.0429.7389.9340.8
 5–17 years609.3477.4334.1290.2268.6286.5271.5239.5
18–44 years1,578.81,301.21,026.6914.3849.4898.0888.8867.3
 18–24 years1,570.31,297.81,065.3928.9854.1862.4846.1789.0
 25–44 years1,582.81,302.51,013.8909.9847.9910.3903.8896.0
  25–34 years1,682.91,416.91,140.31,015.0942.51,007.81,003.5981.9
  35–44 years1,438.31,153.1868.8808.0764.8821.5810.4809.3
45–64 years1,947.61,707.81,354.51,185.41,114.21,147.01,143.91,200.5
 45–54 years1,750.21,470.71,123.9984.7920.8964.3959.3999.3
 55–64 years2,153.61,948.01,632.61,483.41,415.01,402.41,391.21,453.1
65 years and over3,836.93,698.03,341.23,477.43,533.63,595.63,395.13,436.1
 65–74 years3,158.42,972.62,616.32,600.02,546.02,628.92,439.92,487.1
 75 years and over4,893.04,756.14,340.34,590.74,619.64,588.44,392.44,493.8
  75–84 years4,638.64,464.23,957.04,155.74,124.44,131.73,983.33,982.8
  85 years and over5,764.65,728.95,606.35,925.16,050.95,758.15,358.95,667.7
Sex 3
Male1,543.91,382.51,130.01,048.5990.81,013.0973.8975.3
Female1,951.91,675.61,389.51,317.31,277.31,319.61,280.61,283.5
Sex and age
Male, all ages1,390.41,240.21,002.2941.7910.6959.0936.7957.4
 Under 18 years762.6626.4463.1431.3408.6412.2385.6343.1
 18–44 years950.9776.9579.2507.2450.0471.1460.8434.0
 45–64 years1,953.11,775.61,402.71,212.01,127.41,148.81,156.61,209.8
 65–74 years3,474.13,255.22,877.62,762.22,649.12,742.62,559.32,598.5
 75–84 years5,093.55,031.84,417.34,361.14,294.14,388.14,162.64,137.3
 85 years and over6,372.36,406.96,420.96,387.96,166.65,984.15,440.66,193.4
Female, all ages1,944.01,712.21,431.71,362.91,336.61,382.21,344.01,357.1
 Under 18 years750.2601.0464.1415.7396.2409.8367.3329.0
 18–44 years2,180.21,808.31,468.01,318.01,248.11,330.91,324.51,310.2
 45–64 years1,942.51,645.91,309.71,160.51,101.71,145.31,131.71,191.6
 65–74 years2,916.62,754.82,411.22,469.42,461.02,533.12,338.42,391.0
 75–84 years4,370.44,130.43,678.94,024.14,013.53,957.73,859.83,871.9
 85 years and over5,500.35,458.05,289.65,743.76,003.35,654.45,320.05,415.6
Geographic region 3
Northeast1,622.91,428.71,332.21,335.31,274.81,245.91,274.61,299.6
Midwest1,925.21,584.71,287.51,132.81,109.21,174.91,125.51,146.8
South1,814.11,569.41,325.01,252.41,209.21,202.51,139.91,136.1
West1,519.71,469.61,006.6967.4894.01,005.9966.0932.7
Days of care per 10,000 population
Total, age-adjusted 313,027.010,017.98,189.36,386.25,576.85,541.75,404.15,369.2
Total, crude12,166.89,576.67,840.56,201.75,546.55,620.95,539.45,598.7
Age
Under 18 years3,415.12,812.32,263.11,846.71,789.71,918.31,785.01,479.5
 Under 1 year13,213.914,141.211,484.710,834.511,524.012,131.68,466.79,170.4
 1–4 y ears3,333.52,280.41,700.11,525.61,482.21,355.31,280.31,111.0
 5–17 years2,698.52,049.81,633.21,240.31,172.11,300.91,406.4990.5
18–44 years8,323.66,294.74,676.73,517.23,093.83,305.03,258.03,147.4
 18–24 years7,174.65,287.24,015.92,987.42,679.52,819.92,738.72,687.1
 25–44 years8,861.46,685.24,895.53,676.43,225.53,472.83,439.73,316.3
  25–34 years8,497.56,688.94,939.73,536.13,161.73,434.33,423.13,342.6
  35–44 years9,386.66,680.44,844.83,812.33,281.53,507.93,455.23,289.7
45–64 years15,969.512,015.99,139.36,574.55,515.45,717.35,868.26,058.0
 45–54 years13,167.29,692.86,996.65,162.04,374.24,711.24,745.94,719.7
 55–64 years18,895.414,369.511,722.68,671.67,290.87,124.07,371.87,739.0
65 years and over40,983.532,279.728,956.123,736.521,118.919,882.818,951.719,225.8
 65–74 years31,470.324,373.320,878.216,847.014,389.713,985.313,274.813,504.6
 75 years and over55,788.243,812.740,090.832,478.128,518.625,939.424,878.525,602.5
  75–84 years51,836.240,521.635,995.128,947.525,397.823,155.322,658.122,884.1
  85 years and over69,332.054,782.453,616.943,305.937,537.833,071.530,124.531,848.6
Sex 3
Male12,475.89,792.18,057.86,239.05,358.85,301.35,157.45,158.3
Female13,662.910,340.48,404.56,548.85,809.75,828.75,685.15,630.6
Sex and age
Male, all ages10,674.18,518.86,943.05,507.54,860.84,979.74,937.65,043.5
 Under 18 years3,473.12,942.72,335.71,998.01,955.72,006.21,858.11,555.6
 18–44 years6,102.44,746.63,517.42,729.72,175.02,282.72,241.82,036.6
 45–64 years15,894.912,290.19,434.26,822.75,704.45,773.56,103.56,327.1
 65–74 years33,697.626,220.522,515.517,697.414,897.414,502.613,666.714,462.9
 75–84 years54,723.344,087.438,257.829,642.626,616.725,106.923,894.624,184.6
 85 years and over77,013.158,609.560,347.345,263.637,765.335,179.031,480.635,211.1
Female, all ages13,560.110,566.38,691.16,863.46,202.76,239.56,121.16,137.1
 Under 18 years3,354.52,675.52,186.81,687.91,615.11,826.11,708.31,399.7
 18–44 years10,450.77,792.05,820.34,297.94,010.84,341.84,292.34,283.0
 45–64 years16,037.111,765.58,865.16,341.75,336.45,663.95,644.35,801.9
 65–74 years29,764.722,949.219,592.716,162.013,971.313,549.012,942.112,678.4
 75–84 years50,133.338,424.734,628.328,502.524,601.021,830.121,806.221,949.6
 85 years and over65,990.553,253.651,000.542,538.637,444.432,103.529,479.530,236.0
Geographic region 3
Northeast14,024.411,143.110,266.88,389.77,185.96,636.57,284.47,072.6
Midwest14,871.910,803.68,306.55,908.85,005.34,954.34,775.34,932.7
South12,713.59,642.68,204.16,659.95,925.15,830.45,555.75,514.2
West9,635.28,300.75,755.14,510.64,082.04,690.34,184.54,084.4
Average length of stay, in days
Total, age-adjusted 37.56.66.55.44.94.84.84.8
Total, crude7.36.56.45.44.94.84.84.8
Age
Under 18 years4.54.64.94.44.44.74.74.4
 Under 1 year5.76.66.05.55.76.25.25.9
 1–4 y ears3.93.53.63.33.23.23.33.3
 5–17 years4.44.34.94.34.44.55.24.1
18–44 years5.34.84.63.83.63.73.73.6
 18–24 years4.64.13.83.23.13.33.23.4
 25–44 years5.65.14.84.03.83.83.83.7
  25–34 years5.04.74.33.53.43.43.43.4
  35–44 years6.55.85.64.74.34.34.34.1
45–64 years8.27.06.75.55.05.05.15.0
 45–54 years7.56.66.25.24.84.94.94.7
 55–64 years8.87.47.25.85.25.15.35.3
65 years and over10.78.78.76.86.05.55.65.6
 65–74 years10.08.28.06.55.75.35.45.4
 75 years and over11.49.29.27.16.25.75.75.7
  75–84 years11.29.19.17.06.25.65.75.7
  85 years and over12.09.69.67.36.25.75.65.6
Sex 3
Male8.17.17.16.05.45.25.35.3
Female7.06.26.05.04.54.44.44.4
Sex and age
Male, all ages7.76.96.95.85.35.25.35.3
 Under 18 years4.64.75.04.64.84.94.84.5
 18–44 years6.46.16.15.44.84.84.94.7
 45–64 years8.16.96.75.65.15.05.35.2
 65–74 years9.78.17.86.45.65.35.35.6
 75–84 years10.78.88.76.86.25.75.75.8
 85 years and over12.19.19.47.16.15.95.85.7
Female, all ages7.06.26.15.04.64.54.64.5
 Under 18 years4.54.54.74.14.14.54.74.3
 18–44 years4.84.34.03.33.23.33.23.3
 45–64 years8.37.16.85.54.84.95.04.9
 65–74 years10.28.38.16.55.75.35.55.3
 75–84 years11.59.39.47.16.15.55.65.7
 85 years and over12.09.89.67.46.25.75.55.6
Geographic region 3
Northeast8.67.87.76.35.65.35.75.4
Midwest7.76.86.55.24.54.24.24.3
South7.06.16.25.34.94.84.94.9
West6.35.65.74.74.64.74.34.4
1

Comparisons of data from 1980–1985 with data from subsequent years should be made with caution because estimates of change may reflect improvements in the survey design rather than true changes in hospital use. See Appendix I, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).

2

Starting in 2008, the sample of nonfederal short-stay hospitals was cut in half. This smaller sample size has increased standard errors. Therefore, caution should be exercised in interpreting trends in these data. See Appendix I, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).

3

Estimates are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using six age groups: under 18 years, 18–44 years, 45–54 years, 55–64 years, 65–74 years, and 75 years and over. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.

NOTES: Excludes newborn infants. Rates are based on the civilian population as of July 1. Starting with Health, United States, 2003, rates for 2000 and beyond are based on the 2000 census. Rates for 1990–1999 use population estimates based on the 1990 census adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix from the U.S. Census Bureau. Rates for 1990–1999 are not strictly comparable with rates for 2000 and beyond because population estimates for 1990–1999 have not been revised to reflect the 2000 census. See Appendix I, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS); Population Census and Population Estimates. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Hospital Discharge Survey. See Appendix I, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2012
Health, United States, 2012: With Special Feature on Emergency Care.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2013 May.

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