Category: Hospital Discharge Survey

Circumcision Trends, by U.S. region, 1980-2006

Male newborn infants circumcised during hospitalizations, by U.S. region, 1980-2006: Read More >

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Food allergies on the rise among U.S. children

  More Highlights from Data Brief #10: In 2007, approximately 3 million children under age 18 years (3.9%) were reported to have a food or digestive allergy in the previous 12 months. From 1997 to 2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18% among children under age 18 years. Children with food allergy are two Read More >

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Hospital Discharge Survey: 2006

In 2006, there were an estimated 34.9 million hospital discharges, this number does not include newborn infants. Fifty-eight percent of all discharges were hospitalized 3 days or less. The rate of coronary hospitalizations for coronary atherosclerosis for all age groups, especially those aged 65 years and over, has declined since 2002. Read the full report here. Read More >

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The rate of hysterectomies in the United States has remained fairly constant over time. In 1994, there were some 556,000 hysterectomies performed for a rate of 214.7/100,000 persons (not just women). In 2004, there were about 617,000 such procedures performed for a rate of 21.1/10,000 persons. The rate by year and by age group as Read More >

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Circumcision Rates

Circumcision is a topic that has vigorous advocates for and against.  As a statistical agency we don’t have a view on that particular subject but we do track male infant circumcision through our National Hospital Discharge Survey. Our publication Trends in circumcisions among newborns can be downloaded as can this table showing numbers of circumsicisions Read More >

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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Pioneered by Sir John Charnley in the 1960s, hip and knee replacement surgery has offered a markedly improved quality of life to thousands of people who would otherwise have had their mobility severely limited. Since 1996 the rate of persons receiving total hip replacement has increased by 52% and the rate of those receiving total Read More >

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Heart attacks and hospitalization

Every week the National Center for Health Statistics produces a feature called QuickStats for the CDC’s publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report which highlights interesting and relevant data from NCHS data collection programs. This week it highlights hospitalizations rates for coronary atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction for the period 1996-2005. These data come from the Read More >

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Childhood Surgery

The question was raised concerning the number of children who undergo surgery.  Our best source for this is our National Hospital Discharge Survey. Our most recent publication from this survey indicated some 2,310,000 surgical procedures were performed on patients under 15 years of age. Read More >

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Angioplasties Increase in Number and Rate

According to Wikipedia, angioplasty was first described in 1964 by Dr. Charles Dotter and successfully used in a clinical setting in 1977 by Dr. Andreas Gruentzig. It was widely seen as a much less invasive and traumatic alternative to bypass surgery. We first regularized collection of data on angioplasties with our 1994 Hospital Discharge Survey , published as Read More >

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