Research Activities, May 2013

AHRQ Stats

Hospital admissions for bipolar disorders soar among children and teens

Image of AHRQ Stats graph Hospital admissions of children 5 to 9 for bipolar disorders soared by nearly 700 percent from 1997 to 2010, while those of children 10 to 14 and 15 to 17 rose by 475 percent and 345 percent, respectively. 

For more details, go to the AHRQ Statistical Brief #148 Most Frequent Conditions in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 at

Spending on hospital care in 2010 averaged $4,221 a day

Spending in 2010 on hospital care from all sources of payments averaged $4,221 a day or $13,131 for the entire hospital stay. 

For more details, go to AHRQ’s MEPS Statistical Brief #401 Expenses for Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2010 at

Millions of U.S. women ages 18 to 39 sought medical care in 2009

Millions of women ages 18 to 39 sought care in 2009 for the following conditions: mental disorders (6.4 million), asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (5.5 million), bronchitis and upper respiratory infection (5.3 million), and normal pregnancy and childbirth (5 million). 

For more details, go to MEPS Statistical Brief #403 Health Care Expenditures for the Most Commonly Treated Conditions of Women Ages 18 to 39, 2009 at

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Internet Citation: AHRQ Stats. Content last reviewed May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.