Polk County Health Department

Top Causes of Hospitalizations

Content updated 8/1/17

Between 2010 – 2015, the three major causes of hospitalizations in Polk County have been Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period ( e.g. birth trauma), followed by Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium (e.g. premature labor and birth) and Circulatory System Diseases (e.g. heart disease). Others included, Injury and Poisoning (e.g. fractures) and Respiratory System Diseases (e.g.emphysema).

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