Table 1National Estimates of Eating Disorder Hospitalizations

1999–2000

Average over 1999 and 2000
2005–2006

Average over 2005 and 2006
Percentage Change
All Diagnoses
Total Number of Eating Disorder Discharges23,80728,15518%***
By Payer
Medicare4,501 (19%)5,375 (19%)19%
Medicaid4,500 (19%)5,512 (20%)22%
Private Insurance12,433 (52%)14,587 (52%)17%
Self-pay1,433 (6%)1,540 (5%)7%*
By Age
Under 12520 (2%)1,139 (4%)119%***
12–195,433 (23%)6,435 (23%)18%
19–306,385 (27%)7,626 (27%)19%
30–457,269 (31%)7,057 (25%)−3%***
45–652,755 (12%)4,083 (15%)48%***
>=651,429 (6%)1,779 (6%)24%
By Sex
Male2,265 (10%)3,100 (11%)37%***
Female21,524 (90%)25,002 (89%)16%***
Total Hospital Costs (millions)$168$27161%***
Mean Cost per Discharge$7,046$9,62837%***
Average Length of Stay (days)8.18.44%***
Inpatient Death Rate0.7%0.6%−14%

Note: Percentage changes are based on unrounded numbers. Costs are in 2006 dollars. Percentages in parentheses are the within-group distribution.

***

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, and 2006.

From: Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders from 1999 to 2006

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