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Title: Increased Newborn and Mother Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use
(Graph:  Drug use-related hospital stays rising for mothers, newborns) 
•	Maternal stays rose from 13.4 per thousand total hospital stays to 17.9 per thousand total stays between 2006 and 2012 
•	Neonatal stays rose from 5.1 per thousand total hospital stays to 8.7 per thousand total hospital stays between 2006 and 2012 
(Bar graph: Mother hospital stays rise for opiates, drop for cocaine)
•	135 percent increase in mother hospital stays for opiates between 2006 and 2012
•	51 percent decrease in mother hospitals stays for cocaine between 2006 and 2012
(Bar graph: Newborns exposed to drugs have higher complication rates)
•	Difficulty feeding: 16.2 percent of newborns exposed to drugs, 3.8 percent of all other newborns
•	Respiratory distress:  30.1 percent of newborns exposed to drugs, 10 percent of all other newborns
•	Low birth weight: 20.3 percent of newborns exposed to drugs, 6.7 percent of all other newborns
Source:  http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb193-Neonatal-Maternal-Hospitalizations-Substance-Use.jsp

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