Table 2Top ten maltreatment conditions noted on hospital stays for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years, 2005*

All-listed diagnosisNumber of hospital stays (percentage of maltreatment-related stays)**
Child physical abuse2,770 (41.4%)
Abuse by unspecified person1,690 (25.2%)
Abuse by father/stepfather/caregiver’s boyfriend1,070 (16.0%)
Shaken infant syndrome900 (13.4%)
Child neglect870 (12.9%)
Abuse by mother/stepmother/caregiver’s girlfriend740 (11.0%)
Child sexual abuse540 (8.1%)
Abuse by other specified person380 (5.6%)
Observation and evaluation of abuse and neglect370 (5.5%)
Other child abuse300 (4.5%)

Maltreatment conditions are based on all-listed diagnoses and external cause of injury codes. The percentages do not sum to 100 percent, because each record can have more than one maltreatment-related condition noted. Hospital stays for newborns have been excluded.


The number of hospital stays has been rounded to the nearest ten.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2005.

From: Hospital Stays Related to Child Maltreatment, 2005

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