TABLE 7.2 Number of Acute Conditions Per 100 Persons Per Year, for Children and All Ages, United States, 1994

 

Children

Type of acute condition

Under Age 5

Ages 5-1

All ages

Number per 100 persons

Infective and Parasitic Diseases

54.7

41.9

20.9

Viral infections, unspecified

20.7

11.7

6.6

Common childhood diseases

8.6

2.9

1.5

Intestinal virus, unspecified

8.3

9.5

4.6

All other

17.1

17.8

8.2

Respiratory

153.8

103.4

80.5

Common cold

68.5

29.4

25.4

Other acute upper respiratory infections

25.1

20.3

11.9

Influenza

37.3

46.3

34.8

Acute bronchitis

11.3

4.3

4.7

All other

11.6

3.1

3.7

Digestive system

10.6

8.3

6.1

Indigestion, nausea, and vomiting

4.1

6.0

3.2

Dental conditions

3.4

0.7

1.1

All other

3.1

1.5

1.8

Injuries

25.6

26.0

23.8

Fractures and dislocations

1.9

4.6

3.0

Sprains and strains

0.8

4.9

5.5

Open wounds and lacerations

5.9

5.7

4.2

Contusions and superficial injuries

5.2

5.5

4.7

All other

11.8

5.3

6.5

Selected other acute conditions

90.3

30.3

27.5

Acute ear infections

62.7

13.6

9.3

Fever, unspecified

10.5

4.6

2.1

Skin conditions

5.9

2.7

2.4

Acute urinary conditions

2.8

1.2

3.1

Acute musculoskeletal conditions

0.8

1.5

3.5

All other

7.6

6.7

7.1

Other Acute Conditions

23.7

10.2

12.7

ALL ACUTE CONDITIONS

358.7

220.1

171.5

 

SOURCE: NCHS, 1995, p. 12. Data are from the 1994 National Health Interview Survey.



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