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QuickStats: Rate* of Hospitalizations for Coronary Atherosclerosis and Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI),§ by Year --- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1996--2005

* Per 10,000 population.

Hospitalizations in general hospitals, children's general hospitals, and hospitals with an average stay of <30 days.

§ Coronary atherosclerosis hospitalizations were those with a first-listed diagnosis code 414.0 based on the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification. Acute MI hospitalizations were those with a first-listed diagnosis code 410.0--410.9.

During 1996--2005, the hospitalization rate per 10,000 population decreased 25% for acute MI (from 30.8 to 23.1 hospitalizations) and 15% for coronary atherosclerosis (from 38.9 to 33.2).

SOURCE: CDC. National Hospital Discharge Survey annual files, 1996--2005. Available at

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