TABLE 3.

Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses of Discharges Where Obesity Was Listed as Secondary Diagnosis in Youths in 1979–1981 and 1997–1999

DiseaseICD-9Percentage (1979–1981)Percentage (1997–1999)Difference in Percentages From 1979–1981 to 1997–1999
 1 Asthma4935.98.12.2
 2 Disturbance of conduct3120.04.74.7
 3 Diabetes2507.64.6−3.0
 4 Outcome of deliveryV271.34.63.3
 5 Other cellulitis and abscess6820.04.24.2
 6 Depressive disorder3110.03.93.9
 7 Neurotic disorders3001.13.92.8
 8 Adjustment reaction3090.02.72.7
 9 Gall bladder disease574, 5751.12.31.2
10 Chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids4741.12.21.1
11 Disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence3130.01.51.5