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Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges, Number (in Thousands) of Days of Hospital Stay, and Average Length of Stay (ALOS) in Days for Discharges with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, by Age, United States, 1988–2009

YearTypeAge Group
0–4445–6465–7475+Total
1988Discharges3688588077442778
Days247772107720738724794
Average LOS6.88.49.610.09.0
1989Discharges3698198007822770
Days241563207386778623907
Average LOS6.67.89.210.08.6
1990Discharges3448488258252842
Days218471357234794224495
Average LOS6.48.48.89.68.6
1991Discharges4038979308823113
Days244573618567818226555
Average LOS6.08.29.29.28.6
1992Discharges4059969769313307
Days235674708493854426864
Average LOS5.87.68.89.28.2
1993Discharges388104399810073436
Days242275418149865526767
Average LOS6.27.28.28.67.8
1994Discharges4141017102210423495
Days223968727556802824694
Average LOS5.46.87.47.87.0
1995Discharges3861122106311203690
Days199269457493819524626
Average LOS5.26.27.07.46.6
1996Discharges4391147105811883832
Days234373837017831525058
Average LOS5.46.46.67.06.6
1997Discharges4131212106312273914
Days196369946688800923654
Average LOS4.85.86.26.66.0
1998Discharges4451279113413254182
Days229870756851843924664
Average LOS5.25.66.06.46.0
1999Discharges4481374114413424307
Days208272826696810524165
Average LOS4.65.45.86.05.6
2000Discharges4701429113013664395
Days212076496544804724360
Average LOS4.65.45.85.85.6
2001Discharges4911490119014314602
Days223775356536788424192
Average LOS4.65.05.45.65.2
2002Discharges5631652117114654851
Days244482346383813925201
Average LOS4.45.05.45.65.2
2003Discharges5911766121915725148
Days267385736072840025718
Average LOS4.64.85.05.45.0
2004Discharges5861779122716175209
Days257587376172873126214
Average LOS4.45.05.05.45.0
2005Discharges6051769126415915230
Days269085636118808825458
Average LOS4.44.84.85.04.8
2006Discharges6341835122915695267
Days LOS272386755783789025072
Average LOS4.24.84.85.04.8
2007Discharges6161862117015345182
Days266789945613814425418
Average LOS4.44.84.85.45.0
2008Discharges6431872122516155355
Days260189625799814025502
Average LOS4.04.84.85.04.8
2009Discharges6772005127215655518
Days273093765856848526448
Average LOS4.04.64.65.44.8

 

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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 data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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