Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Major Cardiovascular Disease as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Race, United States, 1988–2006
From 1988 to 2006, the age-adjusted hospital discharge rates for major cardiovascular disease as first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population decreased among whites. However, throughout the period, no clear trend was detected among blacks. From 1988 to 1997, the age-adjusted rates among whites and blacks were somewhat similar. Beginning in 1998, the age-adjusted rates were about 1.5 times higher among blacks than whites.
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.
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