Hospital Discharges and Days of Care

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 170):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 88 rows and 9 columns.

13,902 represents 13,902,000 Represents estimates of inpatients discharged from noninstitutional, short-stay hospitals, exclusive of federal hospitals. Excludes newborn infants. Diagnostic categories are based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification. See headnote, Table 167


  1. The first-listed diagnosis is the one specified as the principal diagnosis or the first
    diagnosis listed on the face sheet or discharge summary of the medical record. It is usually
    the main cause of the hospitalization. The number of first-listed diagnoses is the same as
    the number of discharges.
  2. Based on Census Bureau estimated civilian population as of July 1.
  3. Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using six age groups:
    under 18 years, 18-44 years, 45-54 years, 55-64 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over.
  4. Includes discharges with first-listed diagnoses not shown in table.
  5. Estimates are considered unreliable.
  6. These estimates are for non-Federal short-stay hospitals only and do not include serious
    mental illness discharges from other types of facilities or programs such as the Department
    of Veterans Affairs or long-term hospitals.
  7. Includes abuse, dependence, and withdrawal. These estimates are for non-federal short-stay
    hospitals only and do not include alcohol and drug discharges from other types of facilities
    or programs such as the Department of Veterans Affairs or day treatment programs.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.