TABLE 6

Leading Device Categories, on the Basis of Proportions of Hospitalizations, According to Age Group

≤2 y3–5 y6–10 y11–15 y16–21 y
DeviceProportion of Hospitalizations, % (n)DeviceProportion of Hospitalizations, % (n)DeviceProportion of Hospitalizations, % (n)DeviceProportion of Hospitalizations, % (n)DeviceProportion of Hospitalizations, % (n)
Ostomy appliances100 (10)Pacemakers, internal defibrillators100 (20)Pacemakers, internal defibrillators70 (23)Kidney dialysis systems77 (33)Kidney dialysis systems100 (23)
Orthopedic fixation devices100 (10)Artificial heart valves100 (10)Intravenous catheters63 (428)Ventriculoperitoneal shunts63 (795)Ventriculoperitoneal shunts61 (580)
Ventriculoperitoneal shunts70 (871)Other cardiovascular devices76 (229)Other cardiovascular devices60 (129)Other neurologic devices56 (11)Other ophthalmic devices50 (10)
Other cardiovascular devices44 (332)Intravenous catheters73 (400)Ventriculoperitoneal shunts60 (598)Other cardiovascular devices52 (181)Dialysis blood access devices38 (20)
Pacemakers, internal defibrillators30 (10)Ventriculoperitoneal shunts62 (496)Respiratory devices45 (55)Intravenous catheters50 (268)Pacemakers, internal defibrillators37 (10)
Intravenous catheters29 (268)Crutches, canes, walkers37 (80)Other surgical devices25 (19)Respiratory devices40 (125)Intravenous/infusion pumps26 (306)
Respiratory devices15 (111)Respiratory devices32 (57)Other gastroenterologic/urologic devices24 (142)Other gastroenterologic/urologic devices27 (153)Other cardiovascular devices25 (28)
Other gastroenterologic/urologic devices15 (436)Intravenous/infusion pumps28 (20)Orthopedic fixation devices19 (36)Pacemakers, internal defibrillators13 (10)Other anesthesiologic devices15 (23)
Other surgical devices15 (26)Other gastroenterologic/urologic devices13 (68)Urinary catheters17 (10)Crutches, canes, walkers12 (103)Other gastroenterologic/urologic devices13 (165)
Toothbrushes11 (102)Incision/wound retention devices6 (48)Intravenous/infusion pumps16 (49)Orthopedic fixation devices10 (51)Respiratory devices13 (36)