Male newborn infants circumcised during hospitalizations, by U.S. region, 1980-2006:
Circumcision Trends, by U.S. region, 1980-2006January 7, 2010
Food allergies on the rise among U.S. childrenOctober 22, 2008
More Highlights from Data Brief #10:
Hospital Discharge Survey: 2006August 1, 2008
In 2006, there were an estimated 34.9 million hospital discharges, this number does not include newborn infants. Fifty-eight percent of all discharges were hospitalized 3 days or less. The rate of coronary hospitalizations for coronary atherosclerosis for all age groups, especially those aged 65 years and over, has declined since 2002. Read the full report here.
HysterectomiesAugust 16, 2007
The rate of hysterectomies in the United States has remained fairly constant over time. In 1994, there were some 556,000 hysterectomies performed for a rate of 214.7/100,000 persons (not just women). In 2004, there were about 617,000 such procedures performed for a rate of 21.1/10,000 persons.
The rate by year and by age group as well as the the number by year and age group are also available.
These data come from the Hospital Discharge Survey.
Circumcision RatesJuly 18, 2007
Circumcision is a topic that has vigorous advocates for and against.
As a statistical agency we don’t have a view on that particular subject but we do track male infant circumcision through our National Hospital Discharge Survey.
Our publication Trends in circumcisions among newborns can be downloaded as can this table showing numbers of circumsicisions and the percentage of infant boys receiving the procedure from 1979 through 2005.
Hip and Knee Replacement SurgeryJuly 6, 2007
Pioneered by Sir John Charnley in the 1960s, hip and knee replacement surgery has offered a markedly improved quality of life to thousands of people who would otherwise have had their mobility severely limited. Since 1996 the rate of persons receiving total hip replacement has increased by 52% and the rate of those receiving total knee replacement has more than doubled.
Data from the Hospital Discharge Survey document the increasing number of these surgeries is here.
Heart attacks and hospitalizationJuly 6, 2007
Every week the National Center for Health Statistics produces a feature called QuickStats for the CDC’s publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report which highlights interesting and relevant data from NCHS data collection programs.
This week it highlights hospitalizations rates for coronary atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction for the period 1996-2005. These data come from the National Hospital Discharge Survey.
Childhood SurgeryMay 17, 2007
The question was raised concerning the number of children who undergo surgery.
Our best source for this is our National Hospital Discharge Survey. Our most recent publication from this survey indicated some 2,310,000 surgical procedures were performed on patients under 15 years of age.
Angioplasties Increase in Number and RateApril 25, 2007
According to Wikipedia, angioplasty was first described in 1964 by Dr. Charles Dotter and successfully used in a clinical setting in 1977 by Dr. Andreas Gruentzig. It was widely seen as a much less invasive and traumatic alternative to bypass surgery.
We first regularized collection of data on angioplasties with our 1994 Hospital Discharge Survey , published as Advance Data #278, October 3, 1996. That report gives the number of angioplasties performed in the US short-stay hospitals as 428,000. 2004 Hospital Discharge Survey data, published as Advance Data #371 on May 4, 2006, reflects the increasing popularity of the procedure. In 2004, 664,000 procedures were performed.
Over time the number of angioplasties have increased.
A study in Health Affairs gives more detail on the use of angioplasty.