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Hospitalization, Ten Leading Causes

Key Findings - 2016

  • Heart disease is the most common reason for hospitalizations.
  • Mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and manic episoldes are the second most common reason for hospitalizations.
  • There were 112,035 hospitalizations of Rhode Island residents in 2016.
  • Blacks and hispanics are more likely to visit an emergency room than average.
  • While older adults are more likely to be hospitalized, young adults are as likely to be seen in an emergency department than older adults.
  • White residents made up most of hospitalizations and emergency department visits, but black residents had the highest hospitalization rate.
  • Older adults made up about 4 in 10 hospitalizations and had the highest hospitalization rate.
  • Almost half of all hospitalizations were among those on Medicare.
  • People on Medicaid had the most emergency department visits.

Rhode Island Numbers 2016

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Most Common Reasons

All Rhode Islanders

  • Abdominal pain/fever/fainting and other general illness symptoms are the most common reasons for emergency department visits.
  • Alcohol-related disorders were the tenth most common reasons.
  • Heart disease and mood disorders were the most common cause of hospitalizations. (90 and 85 hospitalizations per 10,000 respectively).

Children (ages 0 - 17 years)

  • Abdominal pain/fever/vomiting were the most common cause of emergency department visits among children (501 per 10,000).
  • Other common causes of emergency department visits among children were respiratory indections and injuries.
  • Mood disorders were the most common reason to hospitalize Rhode Island children (67 per 10,000).
  • Other common causes included respiratory ifnfections and anxiety disorders.

Adults (ages 18+ years)

  • The most common causes of emergency visits among adults in Rhode Island were injuries, abdominal pain/fever/fainting, heart disease and injuries.
  • Heart disease was the most common reason to hospitalize Rhode Island adults (113 per 100,000).
  • Other common causes include: mood disorders, infections and joint pain.