To analyze reproductive-tract disorders that resulted in hospitalization of reproductive-age women in the United States.
Data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey for 1988,1989, and 1990 were used to study women 15-44 years old who had any gynecologic diagnoses noted in their discharge summaries.
Based on average annual discharge rates per 10,000 women, the five most frequent diagnostic groups were pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), benign cysts of the ovary, endometriosis, menstrual disorders (average annual rate 31.4,95% CI 27.6-35.2), and uterine leiomyomas (average annual rate 30.4,95% CI 26.7-34.1).
The highest rates for PID were among women 25-39 years old and for women of races other than white.
Highest rates for uterine leiomyomas were among women 40-44 years old and for women of races other than white.
Highest rates for endometriosis were among women 40-44 years old and white women.
Racial differences existed among all ages in the uterine leiomyoma and endometriosis groups.
Average annual rates of benign cysts and menstrual disorders increased with age, but there were no statistically significant differences according to race in these two diagnostic groups.
Our findings confirmed the importance of PID as a common cause of hospitalization among reproductive-age women and identified additional gynecologic conditions as causes for hospitalization as well.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil génital pathologie, Homme, Femelle, Hospitalisation, Gynécologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genital diseases, Human, Female, Hospitalization, Gynecology, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0000812
Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 01/03/1996.