Hospital Discharge Rates for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Age, United States, 1988–2007
From 1990–1996, hospital discharge rates for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as first-listed diagnosis per 1,000 diabetic population increased for people 75 years or older but decreased after 1996 for all age groups (e.g., 45–64, 65–74 and 75+ years). Rates were greater with increasing age; however, these differences by age decreased throughout the period. In 2007, the hospital discharge rate for PAD as first-listed diagnosis among people aged 75 years or older was about 2.3 times that of people younger than 45 years (8.5 vs. 3.7 per 1,000 diabetic population).
* Number of discharges <5,000
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 Division of Health Interview Statistics, 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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