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Distribution of First-Listed Diagnoses Among Emergency Department Visits with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, Adults, United States, 2009

In 2009, among adults aged 18 years or older with diabetes, about 6.4% of Emergency Department visits had diabetes with complications as the first-listed diagnosis. Other common diagnoses included chest pain and heart failure.

Diagnoses (Clinical Classifications Software Codes)Number (in Thousands)Percent
Diabetes mellitus with complications (50)733.66.4
Nonspecific chest pain (102)617.15.4
Congestive heart failure; nonhypertensive (108)396.43.5
Abdominal pain (251)333.02.9
Urinary tract infections (159)317.92.8
Skin and subcutaneous tissue infections (197)312.52.7
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis (127)290.02.5
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis or sexually transmitted disease) (122)281.02.5
Superficial injury—contusion (239)265.12.3
Diabetes mellitus without complication (49)256.92.3
Other7,588.066.6
Total11,391.6100.0

 

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Data Source: National Emergency Department Samples, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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