Hospital Discharge Rates for Ulcer/Inflammation/Infection (ULCER) as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Age, United States, 1988–2007
From 19882007, hospital discharge rates for
Ulcer/Inflammation/Infection (ULCER) as first-listed diagnosis per 1,000
diabetic population for people younger than 45 years did not show any change
but decreased for people aged 4564, 6574 and 75 years and older. Hospital
discharge rates were higher in each successive age group. In 2007, the
discharge rate for ULCER as first-listed diagnosis among people aged 75
years or older was about 1.6 times that of people younger than 45 years (8.7
vs. 5.2 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 and Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.
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