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Mental Health Issues Account for Largest Percentage of Hospitalizations Among Youth

Hospitalizations by Primary Diagnosis: 2017 The highest percentage of hospitalizations among youth ages 0-17 in California was for mental health reasons in 2017. Mental diseases and disorders accounted for 14% of hospitalizations, as measured by discharges. This is almost twice the rate due to asthma/bronchitis (8%) and over three times the rate for pneumonia/pleurisy (4%) […]

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