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Length of Stay and Deaths in Diabetes-Related Preventable Hospitalizations Among Asian American, Pacific Islander, and White Older Adults on Medicare, Hawai‘i, December 2006–December 2010


Figure. The percentages of types of diabetes-related preventable hospitalizations in Hawai‘i from December 2006 through December 2010, by racial/ethnic group. Data are from the Hawaii Health Information Corporation (18). All comparisons by race/ethnicity within type are significant at P < .05.

Reason for Hospitalization Chinese Filipino Native Hawaiian Japanese White
Long-term complications 56.9 61.6 62.7 66.6 55.1
Lower-extremity amputations 26.7 23.5 32.8 23.4 29.2
Short-term complications 14.7 10.6 2.9 9.5 9.8
Uncontrolled diabetes 1.7 4.4 1.6 3.5 6.0

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