TABLE 3-8 Annual Number and Rates of Hospitalizations Defined by ICD-9-CM Codes, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), 1997–2001

 

Sample Number

Number of Poisoning Hospitalizations (thousands)

 

Total Population (millions)a

Hospitalizations per 100,000 Persons per Annum

Total

11,533

291

 

271.56

110

Gender

Male

4,896

124

 

132.52

90

Female

6,637

167

 

139.05

120

Age

Under 18

2,020

43

 

72.02

60

18–64

8,048

199

 

167.09

120

65 and over

1,465

49

 

32.45

150

Race

White

6,344

184

 

215.97

90

Black

1,678

35

 

33.11

110

Other

593

11

 

21.91

50

Unknown

2,918

61

 

 

 

Region

Northeast

2,411

57

 

52.44

110

Midwest

3,655

72

 

66.46

110

South

3,883

105

 

96.68

110

West

1,584

57

 

55.99

100

Discharge status (percentage of total)

 

Routine/ discharged home

7,750

200

(69)

271.56

7.4

Left against medical advice

387

11

(4)

271.56

0.4

Discharged/ transferred to short-term facility

793

27

(9)

271.56

1.0

Discharged/ transferred to long-term care institution

545

17

(6)

271.56

0.6

Alive, disposition not stated

1,702

28

(10)

271.56

1.0

Dead

138

3.8

(1)

271.56

0.1

Not stated or not reported

218

3.7

(1)

271.56

0.1

aEstimated from NHIS 1997–2001 person files.

NOTE: NHDS is an annual survey of a sample of short-stay hospitals that provide data for a sample of their discharge records.

SOURCE: Cisternas (2003).



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