Table 4Top 10 reasons for hospital stays among the uninsured, 2007

Uninsured hospital staysAll hospital stays
Principal diagnosis199820072007
Liveborn
Number of stays (percentage of stays)
201,900
11.5%
252,300
10.9%
4,542,700
11.5%
Mood disorders (Affective Disorder)64,600
3.7%
94,300
4.1%
774,300
2.0%
Nonspecific chest pain45,200
2.6%
77,000
3.3%
788,400
2.0%
Skin infections31,000
1.8%
73,300
3.2%
604,100
1.5%
Alcohol-related disorders55,100
3.1%
66,600
2.9%
256,800
0.7%
Diabetes mellitus with complications33,400
1.9%
54,100
2.3%
510,500
1.3%
Substance-related disorders45,200
2.6%
52,400
2.3%
228,900
0.6%
Pneumonia53,400
3.0%
51,300
2.2%
1,171,500
3.0%
Biliary tract disease25,500
1.5%
41,100
1.8%
454,700
1.2%
Coronary atherosclerosis and other heart disease37,800
2.2%
39,100
1.7%
963,900
2.4%
*

Statistics based on estimates with a relative standard error (standard error/weighted estimate) greater than 0.30 or with standard error = 0 in the nationwide statistics (NIS and KID) are not reliable. These statistics are suppressed and are designated with an asterisk (*).

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1998 and 2007

From: Trends in Uninsured Hospital Stays, 1998–2007

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