HOSP_DIVISION - Census Division of hospital (STRATA)
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

The nine U.S Census Bureau Census Divisions1 (New England, Middle Atlantic, East North Central, West North Central, South Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, Mountain, Pacific) are the geographical areas represented in the NIS. Which States are in the NIS varies by data year.

  1. Division 1 (New England): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  2. Division 2 (Mid-Atlantic): New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  3. Division 3 (East North Central): Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
  4. Division 4 (West North Central): Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa
  5. Division 5 (South Atlantic): Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
  6. Division 6 (East South Central) Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
  7. Division 7 (West South Central) Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana
  8. Division 8 (Mountain) Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
  9. Division 9 (Pacific) Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii

Beginning with the 2012 NIS, hospital state (HOSPST) is no longer available, and the NIS is stratified by Census Divisions rather than Census Regions.

1 U.S. Census Bureau. Census Bureau Regions and Divisions with State FIPS Codes. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/pdfs/reference/us_regdiv.pdf. Accessed November 5, 2013.
Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_DIVISIONCensus Division of hospital (STRATA)1New England
2Middle Atlantic
3East North Central
4West North Central
5South Atlantic
6East South Central
7West South Central
State Specific Notes

Internet Citation: HCUP KID Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/hosp_division/kidnote.jsp.
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