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Emergency Department Visit Rates for Hypoglycemia 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 (ED) visit rates for hypoglycemia were highest among adults with diabetes aged 75 years or older, almost 3 times as high as the group aged 45–64 years with the lowest rates (27.6 vs. 10.0 per 1,000 diabetic adults in 2009). The rates were similar for persons aged 18–44 years and those aged 65-74 years. ED visit rates for hypoglycemia declined for persons aged 65–74 years but no consistent change was seen for other age groups.

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

 

YearAge Group
18–4445–6465–7475+
RateStd ErrorRateStd ErrorRateStd ErrorRateStd Error
200618.51.412.70.718.01.131.42.2
200721.61.912.70.716.71.033.12.3
200819.61.810.70.615.81.032.32.2
200914.41.110.00.515.10.927.61.8

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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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