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Volume 7: No. 5, September 2010

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Using Multiple Sources of Data to Assess the Prevalence of Diabetes at the Subcounty Level, Duval County, Florida, 2007

Year Death Rate Per 100,000 Population
Florida Duval County
1993 18.5 24.8
1994 19.1 26.4
1995 19.6 27.5
1996 20.0 28.4
1997 20.1 28.3
1998 20.7 30.8
1999 21.3 32.4
2000 21.7 33.0
2001 21.3 31.5
2002 21.1 32.0
2003 20.8 32.5
2004 21.2 33.1
2005 21.2 33.3
2006 21.1 33.2
2007 20.6 32.1

Figure 1. Yearly trend in age-adjusted diabetes 3-year death rate per 100,000. Three-year rate is calculated by summing the 3 years of deaths and dividing by 3 to obtain the annual average of events, followed by calculating the age-specific rates for each year. Data Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1998-2008.

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Measure Rate Per 100,000 Population
Estimated prevalence 12,371
Diagnosed prevalence (BRFSS) 8,660
Hospitalization, Diabetes-related 3,098
ED Admission, Diabetes-related 2,173
Hospitalization, Diabetes 306
ED Admission, Diabetes 242
Death, Diabetes-related 94
Death, Diabetes 40

Figure 3. Rates for diabetes measures in Duval County, Florida, 2007. Rates are presented in descending order, on the basis of number of cases per 100,000 population. Abbreviations: BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; ED, emergency department. Data sources: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Duval County, 2007; Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, in-patient and emergency department data, 2007; Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, 2007 death files.

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