Neoplasms, including both benign and malignant, were diagnosed in 140,700 children and adolescent health care visits in 2012, of which 84,500 had a primary diagnosis of a neoplasm. About one in five (18%) of children and adolescents with any neoplasm diagnoses were hospitalized (25,600), but fewer than 5% (4,000) with a primary diagnosis of a neoplasm had a hospital discharge. (Reference Table 7.1.1 PDF CSV and Table 7.1.2 PDF CSV)
Slightly more males than females had a hospital discharge with any or a primary neoplasm diagnosis. As children age, there is a higher incidence of neoplasm prevalence resulting in hospitalization.
Any diagnoses of neoplasm accounted for 5% of hospitalizations for any musculoskeletal condition diagnosis, and 0.4% of all hospitalizations for any health care condition. Hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of neoplasm were 0.8% of all musculoskeletal diagnoses and 0.1% of hospitalizations for any health condition diagnosis. (Reference Table 7.8 PDF CSV)
Neoplasm diagnoses are divided equally between benign and malignant neoplasm for any diagnoses and all sources, but 86% of hospitalized diagnoses are malignant.