TABLE 2.

National Estimates of Discharges of Diseases Among Youths Aged 6 to 17 Years During 1979–1981 and 1997–1999

Disease1979–19811997–1999Increase (Decrease) of Total From 1979–1981 to 1997–1999
Principal DiagnosisSecondary DiagnosisTotalPrincipal DiagnosisSecondary DiagnosisTotal
Diabetes94 914 (83%)20 023 (17%)114 937 (100%)73 014 (75%)24 511 (25%)97 525 (100%)(15%)
Obesity6567 (23%)22 044 (77%)28 611 (100%)1618 (4%)42 597 (96%)44 215 (100%)55%
Sleep apnea966 (9%)10 319 (91%)11 285 (100%)1371 (4%)29 671 (96%)31 042 (100%)175%
Gall bladder disease9852 (70%)4219 (30%)14 071 (100%)18 833 (77%)5617 (23%)24 450 (100%)74%