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Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges, Number (in Thousands) of Days of Hospital Stay, and Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days for Discharges with Diabetic Ketoacidosis as First-Listed Diagnosis, by Race and Sex, United States, 1988–2009

  WhiteBlackTotal
Year MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
1988Discharges182912103445
 Days1061596568194258
 Average LOS5.85.65.56.75.65.7
1989Discharges202812103644
 Days1181586767207258
 Average LOS5.85.75.76.85.75.8
1990Discharges22251293941
 Days1261456755223240
 Average LOS5.75.75.66.25.65.8
1991Discharges24261294343
 Days1261406956229247
 Average LOS5.35.55.76.55.35.8
1992Discharges24251294443
 Days1131256954219269
 Average LOS4.85.15.56.25.06.2
1993Discharges232512104246
 Days1001196361198265
 Average LOS4.44.75.36.04.75.7
1994Discharges232311114246
 Days991045864195249
 Average LOS4.44.55.25.84.65.4
1995Discharges222613124449
 Days971057662209208
 Average LOS4.54.16.05.24.74.3
1996Discharges212714114447
 Days891049350214191
 Average LOS4.23.96.84.64.94.0
1997Discharges232715104846
 Days891029845215178
 Average LOS3.83.86.74.34.53.8
1998Discharges262514104946
 Days89958246200176
 Average LOS3.43.85.94.44.13.8
1999Discharges292315115346
 Days106917347210179
 Average LOS3.63.95.04.43.93.9
2000Discharges292414115348
 Days106906652203185
 Average LOS3.63.74.64.73.93.9
2001Discharges292615125449
 Days1131036251213193
 Average LOS3.93.94.14.43.93.9
2002Discharges283213135257
 Days1011175061191220
 Average LOS3.63.63.84.63.73.9
2003Discharges303313145760
 Days1001185263202227
 Average LOS3.43.63.94.63.63.8
2004Discharges313513135762
 Days971154960193232
 Average LOS3.23.33.84.83.43.7
2005Discharges343514126362
 Days1071215456211233
 Average LOS3.23.53.94.63.33.8
2006Discharges333714116363
 Days1131485446219250
 Average LOS3.443.94.23.54
2007Discharges313714126466
 Days1051525448221297
 Average LOS3.44.23.93.93.43.9
2008Discharges313814126570
 Days1171485044231253
 Average LOS3.83.83.73.63.63.6
2009Discharges304014146675
 Days1161314848230247
 Average LOS3.83.33.53.53.53.3

 

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Data Source: Data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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