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Ten Leading First-Listed Diagnoses Among Emergency Department Visits with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, Adults Aged 65–74 Years, United States, 2009

Diagnoses (Clinical Classifications Software Codes)Number (in Thousands)Percent
Nonspecific chest pain (102)113.25.0
Diabetes mellitus with complications (50)107.44.8
Congestive heart failure–nonhypertensive (108)101.54.5
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis (127)81.13.6
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis or sexually transmitted disease) (122)65.92.9
Urinary tract infections (159)64.82.9
Cardiac dysrhythmias (106)59.42.6
Septicemia (except in labor) (2)52.62.3
Superficial injury—contusion (239)50.42.2
Abdominal pain (251)48.52.2

 

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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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