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Distribution and Frequency of Hospital Stays in 2014 by Patient Characteristics

According to newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics, 92.9% of the national population had no hospital stays in 2014. Another 5.5% had one hospital stay during the year, 1.0% had two stays, and 0.7% had three or more stays.

Further data is also available by gender, age, race/ethnicity, educational level, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverage, place of residence [urban/rural] and geographic region of the U.S.

Source: Table P-10. Number of overnight hospital stays during the past 12 months, by selected characteristics: United States, 2014. In: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014 Web Tables. National Center for Health Statistics, Dec. 2015. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm Direct link to Table P-10: http://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/NHIS/SHS/2014_SHS_Table_P-10.pdf

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