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Emergency Department Visit Rates for Hyperglycemic Crisis as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Adults Aged 18 Years or Older, by Age, United States, 2006–2009

From 2006 to 2009, Emergency Department visit rates for hyperglycemic crisis as first-listed diagnosis were highest among adults with diabetes aged 18–44 years (about 27.3 per 1,000 in 2009) compared with older age groups. Throughout the period, the rates among older adults were much lower at about 5 per 1,000 for adults aged 45–64 years and about 2 per 1,000 for adults aged 65 years or older. No obvious trends were observed for any of the age groups.

Graph showing Emergency Department Visit Rates for Hyperglycemic Crisis as First - Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Adults Aged 18 Years or Older, by Age.

 

YearAge Group
18–4445–6465–7475+
RateStd
Error
RateStd
Error
RateStd
Error
RateStd
Error
200627.52.14.90.31.80.11.70.1
200734.53.15.00.31.60.11.60.1
200833.33.04.60.21.80.11.80.1
200927.32.14.90.31.90.11.80.1

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

 

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