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Table 6 Principal causes of morbidity: hospital discharges, Ecuador, 2003. Rates per 10,000 inhabitants.

From: Globalization and local response to epidemiological overlap in 21st century Ecuador

A. Total Rate
1. Other complications from pregnancy and birth 10.4
2. Other pregnancies terminating in abortion 4.2
3. Other maternal conditions related to the fetus, amniotic cavity, and possible problems with birth 3.4
4. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis, presumably infectious 3.2
5. Colelitiasis and colecystitis 2.9
6. Pneumonia 2.7
7. Other traumas 2.5
8. Diseases of the appendix 2.3
9. Fractures 1.4
10. Other infectious intestinal diseases 1.3
B. Males  
1. Other traumas 5.7
2. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis, presumably infectious 5.5
3. Pneumonia 4.6
4. Diseases of the appendix 3.9
5. Hernia 3.2
6. Fractures 3.1
7. Colelitiasis and colecystitis 2.6
8. Hyperplasia of the prostate 2.1
9. Other infectious intestinal diseases 2.1
10. Other respiratory problems in the perinatal period 2.0
C. Females  
1. Other complications from pregnancy and birth 15.1
2. Other pregnancies terminating in abortion 6.1
3. Other maternal conditions related to the fetus, amniotic cavity, and possible problems with birth 4.9
4. Colelitiasis and colecystitis 3.1
5. Diarrhea and gastroenteritis, presumably infectious 2.3
6. Pneumonia 1.9
7. Diseases of the appendix 1.7
8. Mioma of the uterus 1.3
9. Diabetes mellitus 1.1
10. Other problems of the urinary tract 1.1
  1. SOURCE: [44].