Table 4Most common principal diagnoses among hospitalized near-elderly adults 55 to 64 years old, by payer, 2007

Rank all (55–64 years)Top 20 principal diagnoses, CCS category55–64 years65–74 years
UninsuredPrivate insurancePublic insuranceMedicare
N%RankN%RankN%RankN%Rank
1Coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)14,2005.02151,1006.2273,3004.22222,0005.31
2Osteoarthritis2,0000.740171,5007.0135,9002.113221,0005.32
3Nonspecific chest pain15,9005.6186,0003.5361,6003.55101,0002.410
4Pneumonia9,3003.3660,0002.5772,1004.14170,3004.14
5Congestive heart failure (CHF)11,2003.9445,4001.91081,9004.71179,4004.33
6Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)13,5004.7377,6003.2535,0002.014108,5002.69
7Complication of medical device, implant or graft2,8001.02658,9002.4859,5003.46112,3002.78
8Back problems2,1000.73783,3003.4427,5001.62091,4002.211
9Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)7,7002.7735,7001.51772,7004.23147,1003.55
10Cardiac dysrhythmias (irregular heart beat)7,2002.5873,2003.0632,6001.916141,7653.46
11Septicemia (blood infection)4,4001.51537,9001.61654,1003.17113,3002.77
12Complications of surgical procedures or medical care3,2001.12352,4002.2931,2001.81776,3001.815
13Diabetes mellitus with complications7,2002.5930,2001.22148,0002.8862,4001.519
14Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke)10,0003.5542,0001.71130,3001.71987,6002.112
15Skin infections6,7002.41138,5001.61536,9002.11254,4001.322
16Mood disorders4,9001.71325,2001.02539,5002.31031,9000.834
17Adult respiratory failure or arrest4,0001.41722,4000.93042,0002.4981,0001.914
18Biliary tract disease5,3001.91241,8001.71217,5001.02954,9001.321
19Dehydration3,4001.22126,8001.12333,0001.91567,3001.617
20Metastasis (spread of cancer or secondary cancer)2,8001.02741,2001.71317,7001.02654,0001.323

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

From: Hospital Utilization among Near-Elderly Adults, Ages 55 to 64 Years, 2007

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