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QuickStats: Rate* of Hospitalization for Depression Among Persons Aged 5--19 Years, by Sex --- United States, 1990--1992 and 2002--2004

* Per 100,000 population.

In short-stay, nonfederal hospitals with a first-listed diagnosis of International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes 296.2--296.3, 298.0, 300.4, 301.12, 309.0--309.1, 311, or 313.1.

From 1990--1992 to 2002--2004, the rate of hospitalization for depression increased approximately 81% for females aged 5--19 years, to 27.8 per 100,000 population. The rate for young females was nearly twice that for young males during 2002--2004.

SOURCE: National Hospital Discharge Survey annual data files for 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Available at

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