TABLE 1.

Hospital Discharge Frequency (Weighted %) of Diseases Among Youths Aged 6 to 17 Years, 1979–1999 NHDS

Year PeriodDiabetes (ICD-9 250)Obesity (ICD-9 278)Sleep Apnea (ICD-9 780.5, 786.09, 789.03–789.07)Gall Bladder Disease (ICD-9 574, 575)
1979–19811.430.360.140.18
(n = 42 540)§(0.06)(0.03)(0.02)(0.02)
1982–19841.730.360.250.24
(n = 34 375)(0.08)(0.04)(0.03)(0.03)
1985–19871.960.490.370.33
(n = 28 894)(0.09)(0.05)(0.04)(0.04)
1988–19902.250.520.450.43
(n = 36 722)(0.13)(0.07)(0.05)(0.05)
1991–19932.070.540.540.50
(n = 35 862)(0.11)(0.07)(0.05)(0.06)
1994–19962.460.800.740.51
(n = 37 940)(0.13)(0.07)(0.07)(0.06)
1997–19992.361.070.750.59
(n = 40 683)(0.12)(0.08)(0.06)(0.06)
Increase from 1979–1981 to 1997–199965%197%436%228%
  • * Percentages are weighted to be nationally representative.

  • Sleep apnea includes sleep disturbance (ICD-9 780.5, excludes that of nonorganic origin) and other symptoms (ICD-9 786.09, 786.03–786.07 for year 1999 because of code changes) involving respiratory system and other chest symptoms (apnea, shortness of breath, cheyne-stokes respiration, tachypnea, wheezing, respiratory distress, or insufficiency).

  • Gall bladder disease includes cholelithiasis (ICD-9 574) and cholecystitis (ICD-9 575).

  • § n = total number of discharges in the sample.

  • Standard error.