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Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days of Hospital Discharges with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2009

Overall, the average length of stay (LOS) for hospital discharges with diabetes as any-listed diagnosis decreased from 9.0 days in 1988 to 4.8 days in 2009. 

Graph showing Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days of Hospital Discharges with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2009. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.
 

YearAverage LOS
19889.0
19898.6
19908.6
19918.6
19928.2
19937.8
19947.0
19956.6
19966.6
19976.0
19986.0
19995.6
20005.6
20015.2
20025.2
20035.0
20045.0
20054.8
20064.8
20075.0
20084.8
20094.8

 

Methods and Limitations

Detailed Data Tables

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. U.S. Bureau of the Census, census of the population and population estimates and National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, bridged-race population estimates. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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