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Ten Leading First-Listed Diagnoses Among Emergency Department Visits with Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis, Adults Aged 75 Years or Older, United States, 2009

Diagnoses (Clinical Classifications Software Codes)Number (in Thousands)Percent
Congestive heart failure—nonhypertensive (108)175.16.2
Diabetes mellitus with complications (50)128.74.6
Urinary tract infections (159)120.94.3
Pneumonia (except that caused by tuberculosis or sexually transmitted disease) (122)107.03.8
Nonspecific chest pain (102)95.83.4
Septicemia (except in labor) (2)90.63.2
Cardiac dysrhythmias (106)81.12.9
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis (127)76.92.7
Superficial injury—contusion (239)71.92.5
Acute cerebrovascular disease (109)65.92.3

 

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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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