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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999

Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States

Paul S. MeadComments to Author , Laurence Slutsker, Vance Dietz, Linda F. McCaig, Joseph S. Bresee, Craig Shapiro, Patricia M. Griffin, and Robert V. Tauxe
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 5

Average annual hospitalizations and deaths for gastrointestinal illness by diagnostic category, National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1992–1996

1st diagnosis All diagnoses
Cause of enteritisa Hospitalizations Deaths Hospitalizations Deaths
Bacterial (001-005, 008-008.5) 27,987 148b 54,953 1,139
Viral (008.6-008.8) 82,149 0b 132,332 194b
Parasitic (006-007) 2,806 82b 5,799 127b
Unknown etiology (009, 558.9) 186,537 868b 423,293 5,148
Total 299,479 1,898 616,377 6,608

aICD-9-CM code.
bEstimate unreliable due to small sample size.

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