TABLE 2

Characteristics of Diarrhea-Associated Hospitalizations Among Children <5 Years of Age, 2000, KID, United States

CharacteristicDiarrhea Hospitalizations
n (SE)%Rate per 10 000 (95% CI)
Total <5150 465 (4418)10078 (74–83)
Age group, y
    <166 538 (2132)44164 (154–174)
    1–483 927 (2425)5655 (52–59)
Gender
    Male83 051 (2477)5585 (80–90)
    Female67 354 (1990)4572 (68–76)
Race/ethnicitya
    White (non-Hispanic)64 319 (2300)5155 (51–59)
    Hispanic34 318 (2429)2791 (78–104)
    Black (non-Hispanic)18 394 (1077)1562 (55–69)
    Asian and Pacific Islander2997 (391)236 (27–46)
    American Indian/Alaskan Native646 (93)1
    Other6651 (721)5
Region
    South67 911 (3758)4599 (88–110)
    West32 783 (2641)2272 (60–83)
    Northeast26 813 (2253)1879 (66–92)
    Midwest22 959 (1920)1553 (44–61)
  • a Data on race were missing from 18% of all discharge diagnoses.