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Figure 7-2: Preventable/Avoidable Hospitalizations Per 1,000 Adults Ages 40-64, Metropolitan Areas, 1999 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the number of preventable hospitalizations per 1,000 adults, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, Jersey City had the highest rate, between 29 and 30 per 1,000 adults. In New York, Philadelphia, and Newark, the rate was between 20 and 25. In Trenton, Boston, and Buffalo, the rate was between 15 and 20. In Rochester and Lancaster, the rate was between 10 and 15. In the South, the rate was slightly more than 25 in Memphis. In Miami, Nashville, and Little Rock, the rate was between 20 and 25 per 1,000 adults. In Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Columbia, the rate was between 15 and 20. In Sarasota, the rate was slightly roughly 14. In the Midwest, the rate was between 20 and 25 in Detroit, Chicago, and St. Louis. In Saginaw, Milwaukee, and Kansas City, the rate was between 15 and 20. In Lansing and Madison, the rate was between 10 and 15. In the West, the rate in Los Angeles was slightly more than 20 per 1,000 adults. In Las Vegas, Tucson, Oakland, and Sacramento, the rate was between 15 and 20. In San Francisco, Orange County, Seattle, and Salt Lake City, the rate was between 10 and 15.

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