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QuickStats: Average Number of Bed Days* During the Preceding 12 Months Among Persons Aged >18 Years, by Age Group --- United States, 2003

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* Bed days are defined as days spent as an overnight patient in a hospital or days on which a person was kept in bed for more than half a day because of illness or injury.
95% confidence interval.

In 2003, U.S. adults reported spending an average of 5 days in bed during the preceding 12 months because of illness or injury. Younger adults had fewer bed days than older adults, and adults aged 18--44 years had the fewest bed days.

SOURCE: Lethbridge-Çejku M, Vickerie J. Summary health statistics for U.S. adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2003. Vital Health Stat 2005;10(225). Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_225.pdf.



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