Hospital Discharge Rates for Diabetic Ketoacidosis as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Age, United States 1988–2009
In all three age groups, the hospital discharge rates for DKA as the first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population were lower in 2009 than in 1988. From 1988 to 2009, rates of DKA per 1,000 diabetes population were much higher among people younger than 45 years than among people aged 45 or older. In 2009, the rate per 1,000 diabetic population was 32.4 among people younger than 45 years, 3.3 among people aged 45–64 years, and 1.4 among people aged 65 years or older.
Data Source: Data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and the National Health Interview 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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