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United States National Hospital Discharge Survey 2005


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2005
Series or system 
United States National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
Data type
  • Discharge
  • Inpatient
  • Nationally representative

The NHDS was conducted annually from 1965 to 2010 by the National Center for Health Statistics. This survey collected medical and demographic information from a sample of discharge records selected from a national sample of non-Federal, short-stay hospitals (where stay average is less than 30 days). The NHDS was succeeded in 2011 by the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS), which combined the data collected by the NHDS with data collected by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). 

Acute glomerulonephritis, Bacterial skin diseases, Beds, Cardiomyopathies, Cellulitis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Diagnosis, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Echinococcosis, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Gastritis and duodenitis, Heart failure, Hospitals, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, ICD-9, Injuries, Interstitial lung diseases, Length of stay, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Maternal hemorrhage, Meningitis, Peptic ulcer disease, Pneumoconiosis, Race, Rheumatic heart disease, Skin diseases, Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, Urinary diseases, Urolithiasis, Diarrhea, Stroke, Hemorrhagic stroke, Intestinal infectious diseases, Clostridium difficile, Appendicitis, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Noninfective inflammatory bowel disease, Vascular insufficiency of intestine, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Pancreatitis, Ischemic heart disease, Maternal sepsis, Obstructed labor, Abortion, Decubitus ulcer, Gynecological diseases, Silicosis, Endocrine disorders, Blood disorders, Immune system disorders, Asbestosis, Neonatal conditions, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, Peripheral vascular diseases, COPD, Syphilis, Female infertility, Male infertility, Uterine fibroids, Endometriosis, Genital prolapse, Congenital heart anomalies, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Congenital anomalies, Scabies, Fungal skin diseases, Viral skin diseases, Alopecia, Dermatitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Road traffic injuries, Falls, Drownings, Poisonings, Unintentional firearm injuries, Suffocation, Interpersonal violence, Intentional injuries, Eclampsia, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Preterm birth, Ectopic pregnancy, Down's syndrome, Musculoskeletal anomalies, Neural tube defects, Abortive outcome, Burns, Unintentional injuries, Adverse effects of medical treatments, Animal injuries, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Foreign bodies, Exposure to forces of nature, Self-inflicted injuries, Firearms
Suggested citation 
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Census Bureau (USCB). United States National Hospital Discharge Survey 2005. Hyattsville, United States of America: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.