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QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Hospitalizations for Types of Respiratory Diseases* Among Children Aged <15 Years --- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2005

* Respiratory disease classifications according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes 460--519.

In 2005, approximately one fourth of the 2.4 million hospitalizations for children aged <15 years were for respiratory diseases, the largest category of hospitalization diagnoses in this age group. Of these, 31% were for pneumonia, 25% for asthma, 25% for acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis, and 19% for other respiratory diseases, including croup and chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids.

SOURCE: DeFrances CJ, Hall MJ. 2005 National Hospital Discharge Survey. Advance data from vital and health statistics, no. 385, Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad385.pdf, p 15.



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