TABLE 1.

KS-Associated Hospitalizations and Hospitalization Rates Among Children <18 Years of Age, United States, 1997 and 2000

CharacteristicKS-Associated Hospitalizations
19972000
Number (SE)Rate (95% CI)*Number (SE)Rate (95% CI)*
Total4420 (56)6.4 (6.2–6.5)4248 (49)5.9 (5.7–6.0)
 Age group (y)
  <1800 (43)20.6 (18.4–22.8)805 (41)19.8 (17.9–21.8)
  1–42562 (65)16.8 (16.0–17.7)2473 (57)16.4 (15.6–17.1)
  5–9867 (45)4.4 (3.9–4.8)792 (41)3.9 (3.5–4.3)
  10–17192 (23)0.6 (0.5–0.8)179 (20)0.5 (0.4–0.7)
Children <5 y of age
Total <5 y of age3361 (64)17.6 (16.9–18.3)3277 (57)17.1 (16.5–17.7)
 Gender
  Male2107 (62)21.6 (20.3–22.8)1969 (55)20.1 (19.0–21.2)
  Female1254 (53)13.4 (12.3–14.6)1306 (53)13.9 (12.9–15.1)
 Age group by gender,
  Male
   <1 y541 (36)27.2 (23.7–30.8)509 (32)24.5 (21.5–27.5)
   1–4 y1566 (57)20.1 (18.7–21.6)1459 (50)18.9 (17.6–20.1)
  Female
   <1 y258 (26)13.6 (10.9–16.3)295 (28)14.9 (12.1–17.6)
   1–4 y996 (49)13.4 (12.1–14.7)1011 (48)13.7 (12.4–15.0)
Race/ethnicity§
 White (non-Hispanic)1097 (48)9.1 (8.3–9.9)1280 (52)11.4 (10.5–12.4)
 Black (non-Hispanic)455 (33)16.9 (14.5–19.2)535 (32)19.7 (17.4–22.0)
 Hispanic371 (27)11.1 (9.6–12.7)505 (31)13.6 (12.0–15.2)
 Asian and Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)261 (21)32.5 (27.3–37.7)267 (21)39.0 (33.0–45.0)
Region
 Northeast751 (29)21.9 (20.3–23.6)757 (27)22.3 (20.7–23.9)
 Midwest689 (36)16.0 (14.4–17.6)537 (40)12.3 (10.5–14.1)
 South983 (49)14.6 (13.2–16.1)1022 (33)14.9 (14.0–15.9)
 West938 (33)20.2 (18.8–21.6)961 (30)21.0 (19.7–22.3)
  • SE indicates standard error.

  • * Rates are expressed per 100 000 children.

  • Because of rounding of weights, number differs by 1 from age group totals given above.

  • In 2000, gender was not reported for 2 hospitalizations.

  • § Among children <5 years of age, unweighted KS hospitalizations for American Indians/Alaska Natives was <70 for both 1997 and 2000; therefore, estimates are not provided. The “other” race/ethnicity group had 153 KS hospitalizations in 1997 and 154 hospitalizations in 2000. There were 1338 and 516 KS hospitalizations with missing/not reported race/ethnicity for 1997 and 2000, respectively.