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Table 3. Average length of stay (in days) for discharges with principal (first-listed) mention of an alcohol-related diagnosis, by sex and age group, 1979–2010.
Sex or
age and
year
Alcoholic psychoses Alcohol
dependence
syndrome
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis Nondependent abuse
of alcohol
Any Alcoholic Other specified Unspecified
U.S. total
2010* 4.6 4.1 5.0 5.3 5.2 4.0 2.0
2009* 4.6 3.8 6.3 7.5 3.4 5.8 2.5
2008* 4.4 3.7 5.4 5.4 4.6 5.8 1.7
2007 4.5 4.7 6.0 6.5 5.0 5.4 3.0
2006 4.7 4.7 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.8 2.2
2005 4.6 4.7 5.9 5.8 5.0 6.5 2.4
2004 5.3 4.6 6.1 6.3 3.8 6.5 2.7
2003 5.3 4.9 5.9 6.1 5.4 5.9 2.1
2002 5.0 5.5 6.2 6.6 4.5 5.8 2.2
2001 5.3 5.1 6.4 6.6 5.2 6.1 3.5
2000 4.7 5.5 6.4 6.7 4.6 6.4 3.6
1999 5.1 5.1 6.1 5.8 7.1 6.3 3.1
1998 4.9 5.6 5.8 5.8 3.3 6.5 3.3
1997 5.7 6.3 7.2 7.8 4.1 7.3 4.5
1996 5.4 6.6 6.1 6.2 4.9 6.1 4.9
1995 5.3 7.0 7.8 7.5 12.9 6.1 2.7
1994 5.6 7.7 7.4 7.9 4.9 7.5 3.1
1993 5.4 8.2 8.5 9.0 5.5 9.0 3.6
1992 5.5 8.8 9.7 8.7 9.3 11.6 2.6
1991 6.4 9.1 8.4 8.6 6.7 8.9 4.2
1990 6.0 9.5 9.9 10.3 6.6 10.9 3.2
1989 6.1 10.3 10.0 12.0 5.4 9.5 3.8
1988 5.8 10.7 8.8 9.4 5.0 9.2 6.9

1987**
6.7 10.7 8.7 9.3 7.2 8.7 3.2
1986** 6.3 10.4 8.0 8.6 6.1 8.1 3.8
1985** 7.3 10.4 8.4 8.8 6.0 9.4 4.6
1984** 5.9 10.3 10.6 11.1 9.8 10.5 3.6
1983** 6.6 11.2 10.2 10.3 7.8 11.5 4.0
1982** 7.1 10.9 11.5 12.0 8.3 12.5 3.6
1981** 7.1 10.3 12.1 11.8 6.7 15.3 3.4
1980** 6.6 9.9 11.8 12.1 7.6 13.7 4.5
1979** 7.2 9.1 12.6 12.7 8.4 14.8 2.8
Sex: male
2010* 4.4 4.5 4.7 5.0 3.8 2.0
2009* 4.9 3.8 7.0 8.0 7.4 2.8
2008* 4.8 3.5 5.2 5.5 5.3 1.6
2007 4.6 4.6 6.5 6.9 5.8 5.7 2.9
2006 4.6 4.7 5.6 5.3 7.5 5.9 2.1
2005 4.7 4.7 5.8 6.0 5.5 2.7
2004 5.3 4.6 6.3 6.4 6.0 6.1 2.6
2003 5.1 4.5 6.0 6.3 5.0 5.3 2.2
2002 4.7 5.4 6.3 6.8 5.1 2.4
2001 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.1 5.9 2.5
2000 4.6 5.1 6.1 6.4 4.3 5.8 2.8
1999 4.9 4.9 5.5 5.5 5.9 3.3
1998 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.1 7.0 3.3
1997 5.7 5.9 7.3 7.1 8.9 4.4
1996 5.0 6.4 6.1 6.2 6.0 5.1
1995 5.2 6.8 7.1 7.6 5.8 2.9
1994 5.5 7.3 6.6 7.1 6.3 3.2
1993 5.6 8.0 8.7 8.3 5.9 11.1 2.8
1992 5.6 8.7 9.2 9.0 4.6 11.6 3.0
1991 6.1 8.7 8.0 8.4 8.4 6.4 3.5
1990 6.1 9.5 10.7 10.8 6.5 12.2 2.5
1989 5.8 10.2 9.2 10.9 4.7 8.4 4.6
1988 5.8 10.5 8.3 8.9 5.2 7.2 7.2

1987**
7.0 10.3 7.7 8.0 5.7 8.1 3.2
1986** 6.4 10.2 7.0 7.4 5.3 7.3 3.5
1985** 5.6 10.4 8.0 8.1 6.7 8.7 5.0
1984** 6.1 10.0 10.6 10.4 11.7 10.4 3.8
1983** 6.7 10.9 10.2 9.6 8.9 11.4 4.2
1982** 7.2 10.3 10.4 11.0 5.8 11.2 3.9
1981** 7.2 10.1 11.4 10.6 6.3 14.8 3.6
1980** 6.4 9.8 11.6 11.8 6.6 12.9 4.7
1979** 6.6 9.1 11.6 11.3 7.6 13.3 3.0
Sex:  female
2010* 5.1 3.0 5.6 6.0 4.3 2.2
2009* 3.9 3.6 4.8 6.0 4.0 2.0
2008* 3.4 4.0 5.8 5.4 5.7 6.5 1.9
2007 4.3 4.8 5.1 5.4 4.7 5.1 3.2
2006 4.8 4.7 5.5 5.6 4.6 5.6 2.4
2005 4.6 4.6 6.1 5.2 5.0 8.0 2.0
2004 5.5 4.5 5.8 6.2 2.6 6.9 3.0
2003 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.5 5.7 6.4 1.8
2002 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.6 4.6 6.4 1.7
2001 5.8 5.1 7.0 8.1 6.2 6.3 5.6
2000 4.8 6.5 6.9 7.6 4.9 6.9 5.0
1999 5.6 5.6 6.9 6.7 8.4 6.5 2.7
1998 4.1 5.4 5.3 5.2 3.2 6.2 3.1
1997 5.5 7.3 7.1 9.6 3.7 6.3 4.7
1996 7.4 7.2 6.1 6.4 3.6 6.2 4.3
1995 5.5 7.5 8.6 7.2 14.2 6.3 2.0
1994 6.1 9.0 9.0 10.2 5.4 9.3 2.9
1993 4.4 9.0 8.1 11.0 5.1 6.9 5.8
1992 5.2 9.0 10.4 7.7 11.6 11.7 1.9
1991 8.4 10.3 8.9 9.1 5.6 10.8 5.5
1990 5.4 9.6 8.8 8.9 6.6 9.7 5.3
1989 7.4 10.5 10.8 14.2 6.1 10.3 2.2
1988 5.5 11.2 9.7 11.2 4.8 10.5 6.6

1987**
5.4 11.6 10.3 12.2 8.6 9.3 3.2
1986** 5.9 11.0 9.1 10.9 7.1 8.6 4.7
1985** 13.3 10.5 9.0 10.1 5.2 10.0 3.5
1984** 5.2 10.9 10.7 12.7 8.4 10.6 3.1
1983** 6.3 12.1 10.2 11.9 6.9 11.6 3.6
1982** 6.9 12.6 13.0 14.0 9.9 14.1 3.0
1981** 7.0 11.1 13.0 13.4 7.1 15.9 2.9
1980** 7.4 10.4 12.2 12.6 8.1 14.9 4.0
1979** 10.7 9.0 13.9 15.6 8.8 16.6 2.5
Age:  15–24 years
2010*
2009*
2008* 3.0
2007 3.7 5.3 3.2
2006 4.1 4.7 1.6
2005 5.5 3.7 1.4
2004 4.6 2.0
2003 6.7
2002 5.7 7.5 0.8
2001 4.7 5.0 1.0
2000 3.8 6.7
1999 9.2 2.0
1998 7.9 3.4
1997 7.8 6.2
1996 11.3
1995 10.2
1994 11.7 3.3
1993 10.9 4.9
1992 12.1 1.6
1991 12.4 5.2
1990 11.9 1.9
1989 15.0 2.7
1988 13.8 9.7

1987**
13.2 2.7
1986** 12.6 3.0
1985** 13.4 3.7
1984** 13.2 2.2
1983** 13.6 3.2
1982** 14.8 2.3
1981** 11.9 2.0
1980** 12.7 1.6
1979** 9.8 1.7
Age:  25–44 years
2010* 3.5 5.0 4.6 4.9 1.5
2009* 4.0 3.0 6.2 6.9 3.5
2008* 3.6 3.6 5.6 5.4 1.6
2007 3.9 4.6 6.8 7.5 4.7 3.4
2006 4.6 4.5 5.5 5.4 4.5 2.2
2005 4.2 5.1 5.0 5.6 2.0
2004 5.2 4.5 6.3 6.8 1.9
2003 4.9 4.7 5.6 5.7 2.0
2002 4.8 5.6 6.8 7.5 3.7 2.4
2001 4.8 5.0 6.1 6.3 6.0 4.3
2000 4.6 5.5 6.1 6.1 5.9 4.4
1999 4.2 4.8 6.1 5.4 6.0 2.7
1998 3.9 5.2 5.2 5.4 3.1
1997 5.1 5.4 7.7 8.4 4.4
1996 5.2 6.4 5.9 6.2 4.2
1995 4.9 6.6 6.2 6.8 2.6
1994 4.8 7.4 8.1 8.0 3.1
1993 4.7 7.7 7.9 7.7 3.2
1992 5.0 8.7 9.3 8.7 2.1
1991 5.6 9.1 8.5 8.7 3.8
1990 4.8 9.3 7.3 7.5 4.6
1989 5.8 10.0 8.9 11.2 4.2 4.2
1988 4.8 11.0 7.1 7.5 4.2 6.4

1987**
5.3 10.5 8.1 9.4 3.2
1986** 5.7 9.8 6.7 7.9 4.2
1985** 5.6 10.3 7.5 8.3 4.9
1984** 5.6 9.8 8.8 9.0 3.4
1983** 6.2 11.0 8.8 8.1 8.5 10.2 4.2
1982** 5.8 10.0 10.9 12.8 5.9 12.1 4.3
1981** 6.3 9.8 8.4 8.4 5.3 12.0 3.9
1980** 6.1 9.1 9.8 10.8 8.7 9.2 4.8
1979** 6.1 9.4 10.9 11.7 12.9 2.6
Age:  45–64 years
2010* 4.9 3.5 5.3 5.6 5.7 3.8 2.5
2009* 5.2 4.4 6.9 8.0 6.6 1.5
2008* 4.7 3.7 5.3 5.7 4.9 2.0
2007 4.8 4.7 6.0 6.2 3.8 5.7 2.7
2006 4.7 4.6 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.2 2.3
2005 4.9 4.2 6.3 5.8 5.8 7.4 3.4
2004 5.1 4.5 6.2 6.6 4.6 5.9 3.8
2003 5.5 4.7 6.0 6.4 5.6 5.2 2.1
2002 5.0 4.8 5.9 6.3 4.2 5.3 2.3
2001 5.9 5.0 6.5 6.7 6.2 3.0
2000 4.6 5.5 6.4 6.7 4.8 6.2 2.3
1999 6.1 4.6 5.7 5.6 6.3 4.0
1998 5.7 5.6 6.0 6.1 6.6 3.5
1997 4.9 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.9 3.7
1996 5.1 5.5 6.0 6.1 6.0 4.7
1995 5.2 6.8 8.9 7.7 5.8 3.2
1994 5.9 7.1 6.8 7.3 6.2 2.5
1993 5.9 8.2 7.8 9.2 3.5 7.9 2.6
1992 5.7 7.6 9.2 8.5 5.7 12.5 3.8
1991 7.1 8.2 7.6 8.4 4.9 7.0 4.3
1990 6.6 9.0 11.5 13.1 6.4 10.9 1.9
1989 6.0 8.1 11.1 13.4 4.9 10.3 3.1
1988 6.0 8.7 9.7 10.3 4.1 10.3 4.6

1987**
7.3 10.1 9.3 10.2 8.2 8.4 3.9
1986** 6.7 10.3 8.0 9.1 7.1 3.5
1985** 10.7 9.6 9.0 9.5 6.2 9.8 5.4
1984** 6.0 9.6 10.9 11.8 12.1 5.4
1983** 6.3 10.5 9.7 11.0 6.0 10.8 3.5
1982** 8.0 10.5 11.2 11.6 6.4 12.4 3.7
1981** 7.8 10.2 13.0 12.7 8.7 15.2 3.4
1980** 7.1 10.3 12.5 13.0 7.0 14.3 5.8
1979** 7.4 8.7 12.9 13.1 7.6 15.3 3.3
Age:  65+ years
2010* 8.2 4.7 4.7 4.3
2009* 5.2 3.1 5.1 6.0 4.8
2008* 7.4 4.1 5.4 5.0 7.3
2007 7.1 4.8 5.6 6.2 6.5 5.1
2006 4.4 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.9 2.2
2005 5.5 6.3 5.6 6.0 5.6 2.6
2004 7.5 5.1 5.8 3.8 7.4 2.7
2003 6.9 7.2 6.0 5.4 6.7 3.1
2002 6.8 7.8 6.2 6.8 6.1 2.9
2001 6.1 5.8 6.4 7.2 6.1 5.8
2000 6.6 4.1 7.0 8.4 6.7 4.6
1999 6.2 6.4 6.9 7.4 6.3 4.9
1998 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.8 6.5
1997 10.5 7.9 7.0 8.9 6.7
1996 7.3 8.4 6.4 7.1 6.2
1995 6.1 7.3 7.2 8.0 6.4
1994 7.8 8.0 7.7 8.6 7.6
1993 8.2 9.1 9.8 10.8 9.5
1992 8.9 8.8 10.6 9.2 10.8
1991 8.3 9.4 9.3 8.9 10.1
1990 8.1 9.4 9.9 8.8 11.3
1989 8.1 11.8 8.9 9.3 9.2
1988 7.1 8.4 9.1 10.0 8.5

1987**
11.8 10.6 8.8 7.5 9.6
1986** 9.4 12.7 9.1 8.1 10.3
1985** 6.8 11.7 8.4 7.5 9.0
1984** 7.7 12.9 12.2 9.0
1983** 12.0 13.0 13.3
1982** 12.0 13.1 11.8 12.9
1981** 11.4 11.9 13.2 13.2 15.9
1980** 9.8 12.9 12.0 8.1 14.9
1979** 9.2 13.7 13.2 15.3

Note: Values are rounded down to the first decimal place.

* Beginning in 2008, the sample of hospitals was reduced by half. Any discontinuities in trends observed in recent years could be an artifact due to the sample size reduction.

** This is the period before implementation of a new sample design. Some of the differences between the 1979–1987 statistics and those of later years may be due to sampling error rather than changes in hospital utilization patterns.

— There were fewer than 30 NHDS records for this cell of the table.  Data are not reported because of questionable reliability.

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