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Table 3 Characteristics of hospitalization among children under 18 with any mood disorder diagnosis, 2000-20061

From: Children's hospitalizations with a mood disorder diagnosis in general hospitals in the united states 2000-2006

  2000 2003 2006
Primary expected payer    
   Medicare or Medicaid 35.1% 40.2% 45.2%
   Private 56.5% 49.7% 45.3%
   Other 8.4% 9.8% 9.5%
Teaching status of hospital    
   Teaching 51.7% 58.3% 62.8%
   Non-teaching 48.4% 41.7% 37.2%
Hospital size    
   Small 9.1% 10.1% 10.4%
   Medium 24.0% 22.1% 21.6%
   Large 66.9% 67.7% 68.0%
Average Length of Stay and 95% Confidence Intervals in days 7.0 (6.9-7.1) 7.1 (7.0-7.2) 7.6 (7.5-7.7)
Mean total charges 2 $10,578 $13,676 $16,287
  1. 1 All differences were statistically significant at 0<0.001 except for the differences in length of stay
  2. 2 Adjusted for inflation to 2006 dollars