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Volume 8: No. 5, September 2011

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
A Common Denominator: Calculating Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory CareSensitive Conditions in California

Characteristic
Age, y
Age-Specific Rate Age- and Prevalence-Specific Rate
18-44 6.5 62.2
45-64 30.4 90.9
65-74 57.7 101.3
≥75 94.5 154.4

Figure 1. Age-specific and age- and prevalence-specific hospitalization rates for hypertension among California Adults. Source: California Health Interview Survey and OSHPD Hospital Patient Discharge Data. Abbreviation: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

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Characteristic
Age, y
Age-Specific Rate Age- and Prevalence-Specific Rate
18-64 81.6 9,338.3
65-74 672.5 12,340.5
≥75 1,774.7 22,322.3

Figure 2. Age-specific and age- and prevalence-specific hospitalization rates for CHF among California adults. Source: California Health Interview Survey and OSHPD Hospital Patient Discharge Data. Abbreviation: OSHPD, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

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