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Preventable Hospitalizations for Hypertension: Establishing a Baseline for Monitoring Racial Differences in Rates

RaceYear, n (95% Confidence Interval)
1995–19971998–20002001–20032004–20062007–2010
White76.7 (70.9–82.3)80.76 (74.7–86.9)91.4 (83.5–99.3)85.7 (79.2–92.2)97.4 (86.1–108.7)
Black254.9 (227.6–282.2)296.9 (263.3–330.5)311.4 (276.2–346.6)269.9 (243.8–296.0)334.2 (294.7–373.7)


Figure. Age- and sex-standardized preventable hospitalization rates for hypertension among adults in the United States, by race, National Hospital Discharge Survey, 1995–2010. Difference between whites and blacks was significant for all periods (calculated by using a z test). Error bars indicate confidence intervals.

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