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QuickStats: Hospitalization Rates for Patients Aged ≥65 Years with Septicemia or Sepsis,* by Age Group --- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 2000--2007

The figure shows hospitalization rates for patients aged ≥65 years with septicemia or sepsis, by Age Group, in the United States from 2000-2007. Results derived from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. Septicemia and sepsis are bloodstream infections. From 2000 to 2007, the rate of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis for persons aged 65-74 years increased 57%, from 6.5 per 1,000 to 10.2, and the rate for persons aged 75-84 years increased 52%, from 11.7 to 17.8. During 2000-2007, persons aged ≥85 years had higher rates of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis than persons aged 65-84 years. From 2000 to 2007, rates for persons aged ≥85 years increased 18% percent, from 24.7 per 1,000 to 29.2.

*Septicemia or sepsis hospitalizations are those with a diagnosis code of 038, 995.91, or 995.92, based on the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, in any of seven diagnoses fields of the National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Inpatient hospitalization rates for 2000--2007 were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000--based postcensal civilian population estimates. Persons might have multiple inpatient septicemia or sepsis hospitalizations, all of which are reflected in the estimates.

Septicemia and sepsis are bloodstream infections. From 2000 to 2007, the rate of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis for persons aged 65--74 years increased 57%, from 6.5 per 1,000 to 10.2, and the rate for persons aged 75--84 years increased 52%, from 11.7 per 1,000 to 17.8. During 2000--2007, persons aged ≥85 years had higher rates of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis than persons aged 65--84 years. From 2000 to 2007, rates for persons aged ≥85 years increased 18%, from 24.7 per 1,000 to 29.2.

SOURCE: National Hospital Discharge Survey, annual files, 2000--2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhds.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows hospitalization rates for patients aged ≥65 years with septicemia or sepsis, by Age Group, in the United States from 2000-2007. Results derived from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. Septicemia and sepsis are bloodstream infections. From 2000 to 2007, the rate of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis for persons aged 65-74 years increased 57%, from 6.5 per 1,000 to 10.2, and the rate for persons aged 75-84 years increased 52%, from 11.7 to 17.8. During 2000-2007, persons aged ≥85 years had higher rates of hospitalization for septicemia or sepsis than persons aged 65-84 years. From 2000 to 2007, rates for persons aged ≥85 years increased 18% percent, from 24.7 per 1,000 to 29.2.



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