Leading Causes of Hospitalization for Stone County Residents in 1994

Cause of Hospitalization

Total
Number

Total
Rate

Male
Rate

Female
Rate

Mean Length of Stay

All Conditions

2,472

1,030.0

931.6

1,124.3

6.0

Heart Disease

360

150.0

187.3

114.2

5.8

Psychoses

79

32.9

33.2

32.6

14.6

Pneumonia

131

54.6

65.6

44.1

6.1

Malignant Neoplasms

140

58.3

54.5

62.0

6.7

Fractures, All sites

137

57.1

47.7

66.1

7.9

Cerbrovascular Disease

101

42.1

37.5

46.5

7.2

Arthropathies & Related Disorders

32

13.3

11.9

14.7

6.5

Cholelithiasis

31

12.9

16.2

9.8

11.1

Asthma

18

7.5

5.1

9.8

3.8

Diabetes Mellitus

27

11.3

1.7

20.4

3.7

Acute Respiratory Infections

28

11.7

10.2

13.1

5.0

Intervertebral Disc Disorders

28

11.7

12.8

10.6

3.6

Benign Neoplasms

21

8.8

7.7

9.8

3.3

Noninfectious Enteritis & Colitis

21

8.8

11.9

5.7

3.2

Volume Depletion

16

6.7

8.5

4.9

9.8

Cellulitis and Abscess

20

8.3

6.0

10.6

4.4

Note: Causes of hospitalization are listed in an order reflective of the state ranking of causes from most to least prevalent. Rate refers to hospitalizations per 10,000 county population.
ource: Center for Health Information Management and Epidemiology Missouri Department of Health.

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