Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Diabetes as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Race, United States, 1988–2009
From 1988 to 2009, the age-adjusted hospital discharge rates for diabetes as first listed diagnosis decreased for whites and blacks. Throughout the period, rates were higher among blacks than whites. In 2009, the age-adjusted hospital discharge rate was 1.8 times higher among blacks than whites (59.4 vs. 32.7 per 1,000 diabetic population).
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. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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