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QuickStats: Percentage of Hospital Discharges and Days of Care, by Age Group --- United States, 2003

Since the 1970s, increasing amounts of hospital care have been devoted to patients aged >65 years. In 2003, 12% of the U.S. population was aged >65 years; however, these persons accounted for 38% of hospital discharges and 45% of days of hospital care. Additional information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad342.pdf.

SOURCE: 2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey data file. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/hdasd/nhds.htm



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