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Volume 8: No. 4, July 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Clean Indoor Air Regulation and Incidence of Hospital Admissions for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Kanawha County, West Virginia

Year Men Women Total
2000 1,044 625 818
2001 992 604 788
2002 940 614 770
2003 881 526 692
2004 842 480 652
2005 810 494 639
2006 767 475 612
2007 700 406 544
2008 664 382 514

Figure 1. Age-adjusted rates of hospital admissions for ACS by sex, 2000-2008. Data was obtained from the 3 general hospitals serving Kanawha County, West Virginia, and age-adjusted rates were calculated by using 2000 US Census data as a standard population.

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Year Nonsmoking Men Smoking Men Nonsmoking Women Smoking Women
2000 1,082 942 724 359
2001 959 1,082 646 493
2002 879 1,096 658 506
2003 835 1,002 577 393
2004 771 1,038 507 406
2005 752 978 532 385
2006 687 1,006 479 464
2007 626 924 402 419
2008 570 954 365 437

Figure 2. Age-adjusted rates of hospital admissions for ACS by sex and smoking status, 2000-2008. Data was obtained from the 3 general hospitals serving Kanawha County, West Virginia, and age-adjusted rates were calculated by using 2000 US Census data as a standard population.

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Year Men Without Diabetes Men With Diabetes Women Without Diabetes Women With Diabetes
2000 827 2,871 448 2,112
2001 781 2,773 439 1,995
2002 742 2,612 424 2,222
2003 696 2,436 386 1,706
2004 636 2,580 326 1,780
2005 585 2,703 297 2,149
2006 5761 2,374 295 1,991
2007 496 2,418 258 1,652
2008 474 2,262 236 1,612

Figure 3. Age-adjusted rates of hospital admissions for ACS by sex and diabetes status. Data were obtained from the 3 general hospitals serving Kanawha County, West Virginia, and age-adjusted rates were calculated by using 2000 US Census data as a standard population.

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